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5 less followed sports that India is doing well in

  • India is a country that takes pride in it’s sporting culture. However, only a few sports get a king’s share of media attention. It may sur ...
Aditya Jha
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Modified 31 Mar 2015, 18:32 IST

India is a country that takes pride in it’s sporting culture. However, only a few sports get a king’s share of media attention. It may surprise you that India is doing extremely well in several other sports that are not named cricket.There are several remarkable athletes in these lesser known sports who deserve due credit for their achievements. The sports infrastructure isn’t the best in the world, but these sportspersons rely on their efforts to get the best possible results.These athletes make India a force to be reckon with in these sporting disciplines.Let us look at 5 such less followed sports which deserve their place under the sun. 

#5 Equestrian sports

Equestrian sports include sports likeshowjumping, eventing, dressage, endurance and tentpegging. The sport is supported by theEquestrian sport federation of India, with eventing being the most popular of all the categories in Equestrian.

India have done well at the Asian games, having won a bronze medal in the 2002 and 2006 editions. Wing Commander I.J.Lamba, and Imtiaz Anees have represented India at the Olympic games.

These sports do not get the kind of sponsors and media attention that a select few sports in the nation get.

Youngsters will also be reluctant to take up these sports as a profession as theres always the chance of not being able to reach the international level due to the lack of infrastructure.

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Published 31 Mar 2015, 14:57 IST
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