Last edited by trr121; 10-18-2010 at 11:36 AM.
Haryana athlets earned 15 out of the 38 gold medals for India.
Their sport spirit seems to be related to their martial spirit known already in colonial time - the British recruited from Jats and other "martial races", mostly in North(western) India:
In the table at the bottom of the page, you can see that the population of Haryana is only 2,2 % of the total population of India but Haryana gives 7,82 % of the recruits. The neighboring state Punjab - even more: 2,4 % of the population and 15,3 of the recruits. Jat people live in both states.