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Let’s Talk About Volleyball In India

Updated: Sep 6, 2022


Let’s Talk About Volleyball in India by 11ic

India is known for its popular game of cricket, but to our surprise, India also has a long history of playing volleyball. Volleyball has been a part of the life and sporting heart of India for more than seventy years. India has won three medals, although the Indian team has never competed in the Olympics, the country has always regarded volleyball as an excellence at the regional level. Although volleyball was played unofficially for many years, in 1936 the country received its first award from the Indian Olympic Association and in 1951, sports volleyball gained its form and popularity over the years with the volleyball organization. Indian Federation.


Indian Volleyball at the Asian Games


At the 1955 Asian Tournament in Tokyo, the Indian volleyball team made an almost immediate impact on the world stage by winning the tournament and another win at the 1958 Asian Games.

Led by veteran Indian volleyball team Gurudev Singh, it was played for the first time, and they finished with bronze. The Indian team defeated the Philippines and Hong Kong, but India was defeated by Japan and Iran, although India won a set against each country. In the following years, the Indian volleyball team was on the way to overcoming.


1962 A Palaniswamy and Nripjit Singh Bedi receive an award at the Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Indian volleyball team also wins twice against Burma and three consecutive wins against Pakistan.With back-to-back wins over South Korea and Indonesia, the Indian team stays second against Japan and earns silver.


At the 1966 and 1974 Asian Games, the Indian volleyball team finished fourth and fifth, falling short of the 1970 streak. The Indian volleyball team had another chance at the 1978 (7th place) and 1982 (4th place) Asian Games Games in New held in Delhi.


In the last year, cricket has dominated Indian sport and volleyball seems to have lost its place in Indian sport.


Volleyball is one of the most popular games around the world and one of the most entertaining games on many gaming websites.

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