Rani Rampal: Stadium named after Rani Rampal, the first female player to receive this special honor

New Delhi: A stadium in Rae Bareli has been named after Indian hockey star Rani Rampal and she has become the first woman player to receive the honour. MCF Rae Bareli has now been renamed as ‘Rani’s Girls Hockey Turf’. Rani shared pictures on social media where she can be seen talking to the players and inaugurating the stadium. Rani tweeted, ‘I cannot express my happiness in words. The MCF Rae Bareilly Hockey Stadium has been named Rani’s Girls Hockey Turf in recognition of my contribution to the game.

It is a proud moment for me – Rani Rampal

India’s veteran hockey player Rani Rampal has further mentioned in her statement that this is a proud moment for her. She said that she would like to dedicate this special achievement to the women’s Indian hockey team. Rani Rampal said, ‘It is an emotional and proud moment for me. I am the first woman hockey player to have a hockey stadium named after me. I dedicate this to the Indian women’s hockey team and hope it inspires the next generation.’ Rani made a comeback to the Indian team earlier this year. Prior to this, he played FIH Pro League in 2021-22 in which he completed 250 international matches. Rani, who has been battling injuries since the Tokyo Olympics, was not in the squad for the World Cup and the Commonwealth Games.

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Played World Cup at the age of 15

Rani Rampal represented the Indian women’s team in the 2010 Hockey World Cup at the age of just 15. She is currently the captain of the Indian women’s hockey team. Rani Rampal has scored 134 goals in 212 matches played in her international career. He is a tremendous striker.

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