Hot supermodel and hockey’s Tendulkar, meet birthday girl Luciana Aymar
Aug 10, 2013, 16:09 PM IST
New Delhi: Ever heard of Luciana Aymar, considered by many as the best female hockey player of all time? The Argentinean is often compared to countryman and football legend Diego Maradona for her equisite dribbling and goal scoring prowess.
Many also compare Aymar to cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar, as both of them stand out in their respective sports. As Luciana Aymar turns 36 on Saturday, we take a closer look at her life :
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Aymar is the only athlete in field hockey’s history to have won FIH’s Player of the Year award seven times.
Aymar was instrumental is Argentina’s Silver winning effort in London Olympics of 2012.
Besides,she won 4 individual medals at London, making her only the second Argentinean to do so.
She has helped Argentina lift two World Cups, in 2002 and 2010.
Aymar made her debut in Argentina’s senior side in 1998. She has since represented her nation in 327 games.
She’s often referred to as hockey’s Maradona, as her dribbling abilities are as legendary as those of the football icon.
Aymar has helped Argentina win Champions Trophy on three consecutive occasions. Argentina achieved the feat in 2008, 2009 and 2010 editions of the coveted event.
Besides, she has also helped Argentina to Champions Trophy Gold in 2001 and 2012.
Luciana Aymar is also a successful model. Click next to view some of her pics sopiled from various photoshoots.