|Occupation||Field Hockey Forward|
|Net Worth||$6 Million|
|Birth Place||Shahabad, India|
|Last Updated||July 2021|
Indian hockey sensation Rani Rampal is a precise forward who can also play in midfield when needed. She is regarded as one of the finest women’s hockey players in the globe and has a penchant for producing critical goals, such as her game-winning goal that helped India qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.
The Indian hockey women’s team captain was also a member of the team that competed in Rio 2016, marking the first time India Women had advanced for the Games in 36 years.
Her international debut occurred eight years prior to her involvement in Rio 2016 when she made history as the youngest hockey player India has ever fielded at the Olympic qualifications when she was 14 years old.
She made her World Cup debut in 2010 at the age of 15, becoming the youngest player to do so for India, and scoring five of the team’s seven goals.
Rani Rampal Family
Rani Rampal was born into a modest family in Shahbad, Haryana, India. Her father, Rampal works as a cart puller, while her mother is a homemaker. Her mother and father encouraged her at every stage of her career and dedicated their entire lives to her daughter’s future.
Rani Rampal Early Life
Since she was a kid, Rani Rampal has had a strong desire to compete in hockey. Rani’s family was unable to fulfill Rani’s goal due to financial constraints.
The GoSports Foundation provided financial assistance to Rani and she was enrolled into the Shahbad Hockey Academy at the age of nine under the guidance of Baldev Singh, who has received the Dronacharya Award. Baldev served as a coach and mentor to her.
Rani competed in the Junior Nationals in Gwalior and the College Nationals in Chandigarh. She was later selected into the National Hockey Squad, and at the age of 14, Rani made her senior debut for India.
Rani Rampal Achievements
- Scored 4 goals and led India to win the finals of 2009 Champion’s Challenge Tournament held in Kazan, Russia
- Became Best Young Player of the Tournament in 2010 Women’s Hockey World Cup
- Clinched bronze medal along with her team at the 2013 Women’s FIH Hockey Junior World Cup, held in Mönchengladbach
- Adjudged the “Player of the Tournament” award at the 2013 Junior World Cup
- Entitled with FICCI Comeback of the Year award in 2014
- Earned a bronze medal along with her team at the 2014 Asian Games, held in Incheon
- Honoured with the prestigious Arjuna Award in 2016
- She was the flag bearer of the Indian contingent at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games
- Part of the team that won the silver medal at the 2018 Asian Games, held in Jakarta
- Government of India honoured her with the Padma Shri award in 2020