Christopher Rühr won the Poligras Magic Skill Award for his special goal against Japan in Odisha ©Getty Images

Christopher Rühr has been revealed as the Poligras Magic Skill Award winner, after impressing for Germany at the 2023 International Hockey Federation (FIH) Men's Hockey World Cup in Odisha, India.

The Poligras Magic Skill Award was voted by hockey viewers based on who they think had the best moment during the Hockey World Cup.

Rühr won the award for his goal against Japan where he rounded the keeper, spun back and scored from a tight angle as he was falling over.

"I have played hockey for 25 years now and I should know where the goal stand," said Rühr.

"That is why I could still score from that angle."

Germany went on to win the World Cup defeating Belgium 5-4 on penalties after drawing 3-3 during regular time, earning their third title in the history of the competition.

There were six nominees for the award, including Korea's penalty corner routine to India's Krishan Pathak making a last minute save, but it was Rühr who received most of the votes.