40 percent players in the Indian Olympic squad are from Haryana and Punjab. What is the participation from each state?

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40 percent players of in the Indian Olympic squad
Punjab and Haryana, which together account for just 4.4 per cent of India's population, have 40 per cent of the Indian athletes to the Olympic Games in Japan. Punjab and Haryana have only 4.4 per cent of India's population, but 50 athletes have gone to the Olympics from these two states. Out of this, 31 players have come from Haryana to represent India in the Olympics. This is about 25% of the 127 players participating in the Olympics while 19 players from Punjab will participate in the Tokyo Olympics.

Apart from this, 11 players from Tamil Nadu have gone to Tokyo. This is 8.7 percent of the total players. UP, which accounts for 17 percent of the population and Kerala with 2.6 percent, has 6.3 percent i.e. 8-8 players going to the Tokyo Olympics. Apart from this, 6.3 percent players from the North-East also make it to the Olympics, that is, 8 players will represent India in Tokyo. Out of these, 5 players are from Manipur alone.


Maharashtra and Delhi, which contribute 9.1 and 1.4 per cent respectively to the country's population, account for 4.7 and 4 per cent of the players. There are 6 and 5 players in the Olympic squad from both the states respectively.

With this, 4 players each from Rajasthan and Odisha, 3 players each from Gujarat, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Telangana and West Bengal, 2 players each from Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh and 1 player each from Uttarakhand and Andhra Pradesh will participate in the Olympics.

The players participating in the Tokyo Olympics from Haryana include 9 women hockey players, 7 wrestlers, 4 boxers and 4 shooters, while the players participating from Punjab include 11 hockey players, 2 shooters, 3 athletic, 2 members of the women's hockey team and 1 shooter.

A total of five players from Tamil Nadu are in athletics, 1 in sailing, 2 in table-tennis and 1in fencing. Out of the 8 players participating in the Olympics from Kerala, 6 athletes are in the track and field events, while 1 each is a member of the swimming and men's hockey team.

This time India is sending 127 athletes to the Tokyo Olympics. This is the largest Olympic squad sent by India. These players will represent the country in archery, athletics, boxing, badminton, horse riding, fencing, golf, gymnastics, hockey, judo, rowing, shooting, sailing, swimming, table tennis, tennis, weight-lifting and wrestling.

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