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