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  • Writer's pictureShreya Shah

Bridging the Gap: The Indian Sports Potential and Challenges

India, with its diverse cultural heritage and a population of over 1.3 billion, is undoubtedly a powerhouse of sporting potential. The nation boasts a rich sporting history, from excelling in traditional sports like kabaddi and wrestling to making its mark on the global stage in cricket, badminton, and hockey. However, despite the talent and passion that lie within its borders, India has faced its share of challenges in fully realizing its sporting potential.

One significant hurdle has been the lack of adequate infrastructure and facilities across various sports disciplines. While cricket enjoys substantial popularity and financial backing, many other sports struggle to secure adequate funding and support, hindering talent development at the grassroots level. Limited access to state-of-the-art training centers and coaching resources further exacerbates the gap between Indian athletes and their global counterparts.

Furthermore, there has historically been a skewed focus on academics over sports, leading to less emphasis on sports education and athletic development within the educational system. This imbalance often discourages potential athletes from pursuing sports professionally, as traditional career paths are prioritized.

To Be Continued...

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