In a thrilling final match held at the Dong-Eui Institute of Technology Seokdang Cultural Center in Busan, Republic of Korea, India emerged as the champions of the Asian Kabaddi Championship 2023. The Indian team showcased their dominance, securing an impressive victory against Iran with a final score of 42-32. This triumph marked India’s eighth championship title in the past nine editions, solidifying its status as a kabaddi powerhouse.
Pawan Sehrawat Leads India to Victory
The captain of the Indian team, Pawan Sehrawat, played a pivotal role in securing the championship. He delivered an outstanding performance, particularly excelling in ten successful raids. Sehrawat’s contributions proved crucial in overcoming the challenges posed by the formidable Iranian team.
India’s Early Struggle and Remarkable Comeback
The match started with India facing a deficit against Iran within the first five minutes. However, the Indian players quickly regrouped, displaying their resilience and determination. They mounted an impressive comeback, seizing control of the game and ultimately clinching the victory.
Asian Kabaddi Championship 2023 Overview
The Asian Kabaddi Championship featured six competing teams: India, Iran, Japan, Korea, Chinese Taipei, and Hong Kong. In the league stage, India showcased their dominance, winning all five matches and finishing at the top of the points table. Iran secured the second position, with their only loss in the league stage coming against India.
Next Challenge: Asian Games 2023
With the Asian Kabaddi Championship triumph behind them, the Indian kabaddi teams now look forward to the upcoming Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. The continental multi-sport showpiece will take place from September 23 to October 8. Iran, who defeated India in the semi-finals of the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games, will be the defending champions in this highly anticipated event.
Asian Kabaddi Championship 2023 Results and Scores
Here are the results and scores of the Asian Kabaddi Championship 2023:
|Date||Team 1||Team 2||Score|
|June 27||Chinese Taipei||Iran||28-52|
|June 27||Japan||Hong Kong||85-11|
|June 27||Chinese Taipei||India||19-53|
|June 28||Hong Kong||Iran||31-60|
|June 28||Chinese Taipei||Hong Kong||117-12|
|June 29||Chinese Taipei||Japan||37-29|
|June 29||Chinese Taipei||Korea||70-25|
|June 30||India||Hong Kong||64-20|
|June 30||Korea||Hong Kong||95-16|
Asian Kabaddi Championship Standings
Here is the final standings table of the Asian Kabaddi Championship:
|Position||Team||Matches||Won||Lost||Tied||Points||Points Scored||Points Given|
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