Savita Punia and PR Sreejesh were named the FIH Goalkeepers of the Year 2021-22 by the international hockey federation (FIH) on Wednesday.
This is the second-straight year that both Savita Punia and PR Sreejesh have won the honour.
Savita Punia won 37.6 points in the final tally, comfortably beating Argentina’s Belen Succi by over 10 points.
Savita is now only the third athlete to win the FIH Goalkeeper of the Year (women) for consecutive years since the inception of the award in 2014.
Sreejesh now becomes the third goalkeeper to win back-to-back FIH Goalkeeper of the Year awards. A similar feat was achieved in the past by David Harte (Ireland) who won the award in 2015 and 2016, and Vincent Vanasch (Belgium) who won it three consecutive times from 2017 to 2019.
PR Sreejesh polled 39.9 points, outscoring second-placed Loic Von Doren of Belgium by 13 points.