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Sports in Patiala

Sports is a collective opportunity that has the power to motivate individuals alike. Sports activities and sports infarastructure shape up the sporting achievement of a region. Patiala has always had a great sports history and praiseworthy sports infrastructure. In fact, the Sports Institute in Patiala is home to a lof of famous sports personalities.


Major Sports in Patiala

Patiala has been a major nerve center of Sports and  various disciplines of Sport have flourished and grown in this district of Punjab. It has a rich tradition and history of Sports and Sporting heroes. Many prominent sports personalities have found fame and glory in Patiala and trained in the sports complex of Patiala. Shooting and cricket as Sports need a special mention here as the District boasts of personalities such as Abhinaw Bindra, Navjot Singh Siddhu and Mohinder Amarnath.

Famous Sports Personalities of Patiala

Patiala has been home to a great number of sporting personalities and individuals who have excelled in their chosen field of display. These people have worked hard and brought name and fame for the city as well as the country. Some notable personalities are:

Sports Personalities from Patiala

Abhinav Bindra

One of the highly lauded and famous sports personalities of India, Abhinav Bindra hails from Patiala. He has the distinction of being the first Indian to win an individual gold medal at the Olympics.He has made the country proud in various shooting events at the International level.

Navjot Singh Siddhu

The flambuoyant and mercurial Navjot Singh Siddhu is known to everybody. Once, an integral part of the Indian National Cricket team, Siddhu also belongs to Patiala. His antics on the field and off the field are fondly remembered by everybody and his contibution to cricket is immense.

Mohinder Amarnath

One of the greats of yesteyears of Indian Cricketer, he is revered and was widely known to be one of the finest players in the Indian Team, especially against pace. He also has the distinction of bagging the Man of the Series award in the 183 World Cup in England that was won by India.

Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports in Patiala

National Institute of Sports Patiala

The institute was created with the sole objective of developing sports on a professional level and train the coaches in an effective manner, so that later on they can provide quality training to the players. From the time the institute has started, it has given best of the coaches who have groomed and trained many national players and teams to compete at an international level of sports.

Stadiums in Patiala

Polo Ground

The other sports complex in the city, are The Raja Bhalindra Sports Complex, known as Polo Ground situated on Lower Mall Road,also has an indoor stadium. Yadavindra Sports Stadiumproviding facilities for athletics, Rink Hall for roller providing skating facilities in Patiala.

Famous Sports Shops in Patiala

Here is the list of sports shops in Patiala:

Ess Kay Sports

It is a manufacturer of sports equipments and also official supplier of SAF & National Games, located at Leela Bhawan market.

M/S Janta Sports

It has a collection of sportswear, playground equipments, etc. and located at Twakli More, Patiala.

Sethi Sports

It deals in various Sports Goods & gym & Fitness Equipments, located inside Sheran wala gate, Twakli More, Patiala.

Shri Vishnu Sports

It is a manufacturer of Track Suit, Sports Kits, T-Shirts, Lowers and all types of sportswear. It is situated at T.B. Hospital Road, Sheran Wala Gate, Patiala.

Patiala has contributed immensely to the sporting prowess of India. It has provided exemplary sportsperson in various sporting disciplines and still continues to be nerve center of Sports in India. A world class sports academy and multiple sports shops make it a great sports place in the country.

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