Sagol Kangjei

manipuri sport

"Sagol Kangjei" (Meitei: ꯁꯒꯣꯜ ꯀꯥꯡꯖꯩ, romanized: sa-gol kaang-jei, Old Manipuri: ꯁꯀꯣꯜ ꯀꯥꯡꯆꯩ, romanized: sa-kol kaang-chei, lit.'horse-hockey') is an ancient traditional form of the modern polo,[1][2][3] which was played in Ancient Manipur (Antique Kangleipak) since 3100 BC till present.[4][5][6][7] It was reproduced into a formal sports form by King Ningthou Kangba, of Ancient Manipur (Antique Kangleipak).[1] Manipuri horses are notably used in the game.[8][9][10][11]

A game of Sagol Kangjei (traditional polo) in Manipur, India

Guinness World Records change

The fact that Manipur is the birth place of polo is already supported by the Guinness World Records, by a declaration in the year 1991, as:

"Polo can be traced to origins in Manipur state c. 3100 BC, when it was played as Sagol Kangjei."

_Guinness World Records, 1991, page no. 706.[4]

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