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Haryana tops sporting chart; Delhi ranks 8th among 10

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on October 19, 2011




Haryana occupies the number one slot in promoting sports in the country, primarily boxing and wrestling, says a study by industry body FICCI.

In a first of its kind study conducted by the industry chamber and Winning Matters, a sports consultancy firm, a system called Sports Performance Index (SPI) has been developed to rank the top 10 States.

The study focused on a State's contribution in terms of medals won at major national and international events during 2008-11 across 17 sports that contribute 85 per cent of the medals at the Olympics.

Punjab and Maharashtra came second and thrid respectively. Madhya Pradesh is ranked number 10 with Delhi getting the 8th rank. 

Even though Manipur topped the National Games medal tally, it dropped to No 5 in the SPI ranking on account of less number of medals won in the chosen 17 Olympic sports.

All the States need to contribute a lot more through international performances, the study said, adding that even Haryana had an International SPI score less than its National SPI score.

The sports in which India has the best chance to win a medal at the 2012 London Olympics are: shooting, boxing, wrestling, archery, tennis and badminton, the study added.

Published on October 19, 2011

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