RANI Poonam < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA India   
Gender Women
Born 08 Feb 1993 in Hisar, IND
Height1.59 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Hisar, IND
Occupation Athlete
Languages English, Hindi, Punjabi
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began playing hockey in 2005 in Hisar, India.
Why this sport? She was initially inspired by the local children who would practise at the ground in front of her house. Her interest in the sport further increased after the India women's hockey team won gold at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England.
Club / Team Haryana: India
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Forward
General Interest
Nicknames Mini, Phirki [because of her speed and control over the ball]. (Facebook profile, 24 Mar 2018; indiansportsnews.com, 01 Oct 2016)
Most influential person in career Her family. (Athlete, 14 Sep 2014)
Hero / Idol Australian hockey player Jamie Dwyer, German hockey player Natascha Keller. (indiansportsnews.com, 01 Oct 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto "If you are determined, nobody can stop you." (Facebook profile, 09 Feb 2020)
Other information OCCUPATION
She works as an income tax inspector for the government of India. (Facebook profile, 24 Sep 2020; timesofindia.indiatimes.com, 10 Feb 2020; tribuneindia.com, 31 Dec 2018)