A popular Indian sport that has re-emerged in recent years. Kabaddi combines physical strength, speed, and technique to provide a spectacular spectacle. Supported by a 4000-year-old history, kabaddi was exhibited as a pre-Olympic exhibition in Berlin in 1936. The sport soon gained fame in Asia and was featured in the 1951 and 1982 Asian Games.
Kabaddi, however, finally received the usual world exposure. When it became part of the Asian Games program in 1990 in Beijing, China.
It was the best story for Indian women. They won all the group games to advance to the semi-finals where they defeated Chinese Taipei where they will face Iran.
However, in a shocking result, Iran beat India 27-24 to win gold and won for the first time for the Indian women in the Asian Games.
With kabaddi returning from the Asian Games 2022 in Hangzhou, India will be looking to win its lost title.
Women’s kabaddi at Asian Game
The First Asian Women’s Championship was held in Hyderabad in 2005 and India won a gold medal. Women Kabaddi was first featured in the South Asian Games in Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2006.
For the first time in the history of the Asian Games. Firstly, the construction of a separate indoor stadium for the Kabaddi tournament. Secondly, training at the 15th Asian Games was held in Doha [Qatar] in 2006.
Kabaddi at the Asian Games hosted by India. The country receives top honors for each program held from 1990 to 2014.
With the inclusion of women’s kabaddi in the Asian Games since 2010, India won gold in Guangzhou in 2010 and the Inchon Games in 2014.
The 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, however, marked a tectonic shift in the kabaddi world. Iran won gold medals in both the men’s and women’s divisions. After defeating India in both finals.
It was the first time India had failed to secure a place at the top of any major kabaddi world event, showing how the game is becoming more and more competitive year after year.
The Indian Kabaddi group dominates the world kabaddi. It has won all the world kabaddi tournaments. India has won all the gold medals at the Kabaddi since first appearing at the Asian Games in 1990.
When we look back at the historic gold medals. The Indian team will aim to win its 8th consecutive gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games, in Indonesia.
The Indian women’s team won both gold medals at the Asian Games in 2010 and 2014.
Clash with Iranians
India’s kabaddi women’s team won its second consecutive gold medal at the Asian Games. Defeating Iran 31-21 at a conference here today.
India thus retained its height on the women’s kabaddi, which first began in Asia in an earlier program in Guangzhou.
In the last game, the Indians were slow but turned back with a clear indication of why. They became the strongest in the sport.
Against the more determined Iranians, India led the first half 15-11. Before completely dominating the second half to close the match.
The Indians managed to get the opposition team announced twice in the match. This gave them four points ‘the best’ – an act Iran has failed to do even once.
In the end, India was too powerful and technically sound enough for the Iranians to strike despite their willpower.
However, it has been Iran’s development on the podium as it has won bronze in the previous program.
Kabaddi first appeared as a showcase in 1982. This has been the Asian Games since 1990 in Beijing, China. Until the 2018 program, India has been dominating the event by winning the highest gold medals in the men’s and women’s categories.
2018 Asian Games
The women’s team won the gold medal at the 2010 Games in Guangzhou after beating Thailand 28-14 in the final. And again, won four years later in Incheon. By beating Iranian women, 31-21, in the final.
The Indian women’s kabaddi team reaches the final for the third time in a row. With a powerful victory beating Chinese Taipei in the semi-finals here on Thursday.
The Indian team has won a gold medal in the last two Asian Games. This has continued its fine runner by defeating Chinese Taipei 27-14 in the last four tournaments here.
The Indian women’s team has won the World Cup three times in 2012, 2013, and 2014. They will face Iran or Thailand in the final.
India advanced to Group A to advance to the semi-finals.
In the men’s tournament, India won seven gold medals. They will face Iran in the semi-finals later in the day.
The women’s team won the gold medal at the 2010 Games in Guangzhou. After beating Thailand 28-14 in the final. They won four years later in Incheon by beating Iranian women, 31-21, in the final.