Sports in JhansiSports and sporting activities are deeply imbibed in the life of the people of Jhansi. Martial arts are a part of the culture of village life of Bundelkhand area, while sports like cricket, hockey, badminton are played here extensively too. Hockey, for the reason that Jhansi has produced so many hockey legends, is clearly an all time favorite sport. Several institutions in Jhansi stress upon the need to have a physical fitness along with mental well being, for which reason, sports is an essential part of the curriculum at the educational institutions. Several sports stadiums like Dhyanchand Stadium, Jhansi Railway stadium etc provide an apt training ground for games and matches. Several sports legends with a special mention of Major Dhyan Chand, who was considered as a wizard of Hockey were born in Jhansi.
Hockey in Jhansi
Hockey is played extensively and is undoubtedly a popular sport for people here. There are coaching facilities in Jhansi and the stadiums here like Dhyan Chand Stadium have hockey matches regularly.
Hockey Legends of Jhansi
Major Dhyanchand is one of the best hockey legends of India, who helped the country realize the dream of getting medals at the Olympics. He was born in Jhansi in 1905. His efforts won India Gold medal in the Olympics: 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, 1932 Los Angeles Olympics and 1936 Berlin Olympics. He retired from the hockey arena at the peak of his prowess, at the age of 31, and continued to be associated with Army hockey. Dhyanchand's monumental statue at Sipri Hills in Jhansi is a landmark of the city.
Subodh Khandekha, Tushaar Khandekhar and Abdul Azeez have represented India at various international hockey tournaments including the Commonwealth and Olympic Games are born in Jhansi.
Martial Arts in Jhansi
Martial Arts are a quintessential part of village life in Jhansi and culture of Bundelkhand too. The folk dances combine the martial arts techniques like Lathi Bazi etc. in varied form and nature. Similarly kushti (wrestling) is practiced here by the people too.
Chess in Jhansi
The Jhansi District Chess Sports Association controlled by the UPCSA chapter is instrumental in popularising chess among the youth. They hold various competitions at district levels for categories under 15 and under 25 years.
Cricket in Jhansi
Cricket is one of the favorite sports of the people here in Jhansi. The city has hosted several Ranji matches and state cricket matches on various occasions. Training for cricket is given at the colleges and schools here at Jhansi.
Sports Clubs are a dozen here at Jhansi. Some of the popular ones are:
- Polo Ground-N-South Corridor, Hansari, Jhansi-284001
- Badminton Court-Cantonment, Jhansi-284001
- Volleyball Court-Cantonment, Jhansi-284001
Stadiums in Jhansi
Jhansi has a couple of stadiums where matches and games are played regularly. Some of the stadiums in Jhansi are:
- Dhyan Chand Stadium-Stadium Road, Gwal Toli, Jhansi-284002
- Jhansi Railway Stadium-Railway Officers colony, Jhansi-284001
- MLB Cricket Stadium-Ansal Colony, Jhansi-284002