India won the title by defeating Iran in the Asian Kabaddi Championship

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Kabaddi-ChampionshipIndia emerged victorious in the final of the Asian Kabaddi Championship 2023 held in Busan, Korea on 30th June defeating Iran with a score of 42-32.

An overview of the news

  • This victory marks India's eighth title out of nine editions of the championship, highlighting their dominance in the sport.

  • Pawan Sehrawat, the captain of the Indian team, played a crucial role by securing a super 10, leading the team to success.

  • In the earlier league stage of the tournament, India showcased their prowess by defeating Hong Kong with a comprehensive scoreline of 64-20.

  • Six teams, including India, Iran, Japan, Korea, Chinese Taipei, and Hong Kong, participated in the championship.

  • India finished the league stage undefeated, winning all five matches and securing the top position in the points table.

  • Iran, having only lost to India during the league stage, secured the second position and advanced to the final.

  • The Indian kabaddi teams will now focus on the upcoming Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, scheduled from September 23 to October 8, where they will face a tough challenge from defending champions Iran, who defeated India in the semi-finals in Jakarta in 2018.

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