Indian Men’s Hockey team mid-fielder Vivek Sagar Prasad was named FIH’s rising star of the year for 2019.
19-year-old Vivek is the first Indian to win any of the FIH awards.He finished ahead of Argentina’s Maico Casella and Blake Govers of Australia, who finished second and third respectively.
The Madhya Pradesh lad made his debut for India in January 2018. He was part of Indian team for the Champions’ Trophy which won a Silver. Vivek lead the Indian Youth side for the Buenos Aires Olympics where they won a Silver. He has represented India in 58 matches and has scored 36 goals.