Haryana is known as the state of sports. A no of national and local games are played in the state. The state govt is doing everything to promote the games. That’s why many schemes are being initiated such as Grant to the sports organizations, training camps, wresting centres, yoga centres, building and renovation of stadiums, rural sports centres, Sports Talent Search Scheme, Sports Hostels, Tournaments etc.
Have a glance at the Rural Games of Haryana –
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Important facts about Sports in Haryana –
Latest – About Haryana Performance in Rio Olympic 2016-
Which girl of Haryana has won Bronze in Rio Olympic Wrestling 2016 ?
Ans – Sakshi Malik
In which category she has won Bronze ?
Ans – 58 kg women Wrestling
Which district of Haryana does she belong to ?
Ans – Rohtak
Whom did she defeat to win the medal ?
Ans – Kyrgyzstan’s Aisuluu Tynybekova
Who coached her for Rio Olympic ?
Important Sports related facts of Haryana
Ans – Ishwar Singh Dahiya
Udai Chand had obtained 3rd position in the World Wrestling
Wrestler Lilaram had won Gold Medal in 1958 National Game.
Lilaram was the first Gold Medal Winner from India.
Master Chandgiram who belonged to Wrestling had received Bharat Kesari and Hind Kesari Awards twice.
Sajjan Singh ( Wrestling ) was Rustam-e-Hind.
Bhim Singh ( Athletics ) was the Arjun Award winner. He had made a National Record in National High Jump Competition. He had also won Gold Medal in Asian Games held in Bangkok by making Asian Record.
Khushiram ( Basketball ) was the first player of Haryana to obtain Arjun Award. He got second slot in 1967 Asian Basket Ball Competition and first position in 1969 in the same event.
Some Great Sports Personalities of Haryana and their Games –
Cricket – Kapil Dev, Ajay Jadeja, Vijay Yadav, Ajay Ratra
Splinters – Chandram, Gita Jutshi, Suresh Yadav, Nilam J Singh, Srichand
Boxing – Girvar Singh, Jai Bhagwan, Bijender
Wrestling – Rohtash Singh Dahiya, Krishan Godara, Master Chandagiram, Ashan Kumar Sangwan, Omprakash Narwal, Tejwir Singh, Yogeshwar Dutt, Sushil Kumar, Geeta Phogat
Hockey – Bhupinder Kaur, Pritam Thakan, Kuldip Siwach, Mamta Kharab, Surender Kaur
Gymnastic – Sunita Sharma, Nirmala Guliya, Sandhya
Table Tennis – Minakshi Bhatnagar
Weight Lifting – Karnam Malleshwari
Mountaineering – Colonel Satyapal Malik YSM, Santosh Yadav
Badminton – Saina Nehwal
Some More information Regarding Haryana Sports –
- The Head Office of Haryana Olympic Organization is in Panchkula.
- Sports Day is celebrated on 29th of August every year commemorating the Birth Anniversary of Major Dhayan Chand
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