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Polo: The Sport of Kings

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Polo: The Sport of Kings


Polo, is a crew sport played on horseback in which the map is to construct up aims towards an opposing crew. Most incessantly known as “The Sport of Kings”, it used to be started by Persians, and used to be standard in Iran until 1979, after which its recognition there declined sharply as a result of the Iranian Revolution. Players accumulate by driving a tiny white plastic or wood ball into the opposing crew’s map the utilization of a lengthy-handled mallet. The worn sport of polo is played at flee on a colossal grass self-discipline as a lot as 300 yards lengthy by one hundred sixty yards wide, and every polo crew includes four riders and their mounts. Discipline polo is played with a solid plastic ball, which has replaced the wood ball in great of the sport. In enviornment polo, simplest three players are required per crew and the game in most cases involves extra maneuvering and shorter performs at decrease speeds as a result of house obstacles of the field. Arena polo is played with a tiny air-stuffed ball, linked to a tiny soccer ball. The stylish game lasts roughly two hours and is divided into periods known as chukkas (every so incessantly rendered as “chukkers”). Polo is played professionally in Sixteen countries. It used to be previously, but is now now not at show cowl, an Olympic sport.

The stylish game of polo, even though formalised and popularised by the British, is derived from Manipur (now a narrate in India) where the game used to be identified as ‘Sagol Kangjei’, ‘Kanjai-bazee’, or ‘Pulu’. It used to be the anglicised procure of the closing, relating to the wood ball which used to be worn, that used to be adopted by the sport in its gradual unfold to the west. The first polo membership used to be established within town of Silchar in Assam, India, in 1834.There may well be a polo ground in chooto jalanga (irongmara/dwarbond).

Source: Wikipedia

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