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Episode 07 April 27, 2019

Trend-spotting: Why Haryana dominates Indian Wrestling

Certain sports in India tend to thrive in certain pockets. Right now, football is dominated by the north-east (earlier it was Bengal), hockey is dominated by Punjab and wrestling by Haryana. If we were to look at the competitive events in these sports, we’ll find this trend reflected there as well. Like almost all major Indian wrestlers at the moment are from the state up north. But why does this happen? Is there something about the culture of that region? Is it favoritism? Or regionalism? In this episode of Express Sports’ Trend-spotting, Daksh Panwar and Mihir Vasavda tackle these question and analyze if this negatively impacts the sport in anyway.


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Trend-spotting: Why Haryana dominates Indian WrestlingCertain sports in India tend to thrive in certain pockets. Right now, football is dominated by the north-east (earlier it was Bengal), hockey is dominated by Punjab and wrestling by Haryana. If we were to look at the competitive events in these sports, we'll find this trend reflected there as well. Like almost all major Indian wrestlers at the moment are from the state up north. But why does this happen? Is there something about the culture of that region? Is it favoritism? Or regionalism? In this episode of Express Sports' Trend-spotting, Daksh Panwar and Mihir Vasavda tackle these question and analyze if this negatively impacts the sport in anyway. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on http://www.indianexpress.com/audio.