Kabaddi at the Asian Games and 2023 Team India Squad

Kabaddi is a contact sport that requires speed and agility. Moreover, it is a team sport. Players can use their speed and strength to attack each other, and defending players need to use their defensive strategies. Kabaddi is a very low cost and exciting sport. In fact, it has become so popular that it is played in major professional leagues throughout the world.

Kabaddi is one of the most popular sports in India. It has a rich heritage and many ties to Indian culture. In fact, it is often dubbed as the national sport of India. Although it has become increasingly popular in India and has even become a staple on television, it is still not as competitive as sports like soccer or cricket. In fact, a number of professional kabaddi leagues have been started in the country.

The tournament was organized by the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL). This is a franchise-based tournament that attracts young players to showcase their skills. Players from around the world are selected to play.

At Which Asian Games Was Kabaddi Introduced As a Medal Sport?

The sport Kabaddi was introduced at the 1982 Asian Games in Delhi, India. It was an exhibition game. Later, it became a medal sport. Since 1990 Asian Games in Beijing, kabaddi has been included as an official sport at the Asian Games. A group of eight nations, including China, Japan, Australia, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka participated in the tournament.

The Games are considered to be the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games. They are organized by the Olympic Council of Asia. Later, the event was incorporated into the Asian Indoor Games in 2007 and the Asian Beach Games in 2008. As a result, kabaddi has become a popular part of the world’s sporting events.

Although kabaddi was a new discipline at the Asian Games, it was a hit among spec!tators. Many countries had interest in the sport, including the US and Europe. Some of the most impressive players were from the Mediterranean countries.

The Development and Progress of Kabaddi

International kabaddi matches first began in South Asia after the independence of India in 1947. During the 1980s, the sport was very popular in India and other South Asian countries. It was also included in the Olympic games in Calcutta and Berlin. However, it was not included in the program for the 1936 Berlin Summer Games. While kabaddi is now an official event at the Asian Games, it has never been a part of the Commonwealth Games.

The sport has come a long way in the past 50 years. The game has been played on a mud court from 1990 to 1998 and on a mat from 2006. A new stadium was built for the competition in 2006. There was a large public screen to watch replays and running scores. Moreover, two Tissot plasma scoreboards were installed in the stadium.

How Many Times India Won Kabaddi in Asian Games?

Historically, the Indian Kabbadi Team is one of the most successful national kabaddi sides in the world. It has won nine gold medals and one silver medal at the Asian Games. India has won gold medals in every Asian Games since 1990. It has also won seven consecutive gold medals in men’s kabaddi. As for the women’s kabaddi team, India has won two gold medals at the Asian Games. In the 2010 Asiad, they beat Bangladesh and Thailand. And in the 2014 Asian Games, they won the gold. Both the men’s and women’s categories will be looking to win their title in the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China in 2023.

However, India’s dominance in the sport was recently broken. There are some foreign teams that will challenge the Indian team. Other foreign teams that has been showing some competence in Kabaddi is Iran and South Korea. South Korea has played some good kabaddi and has also made some improvements in the past few years. In the group stages of the 2018 Asian Games, India lost to South Korea. It also lost to Iran in the semis. This is the first time that India has failed to make it to the final of the Asian Games in men’s kabaddi.

  • Men
YearGold MedalSilver MedalBronze Medal
2010IndiaIranPakistan, Japan
2014IndiaIranSouth Korea, Pakistan
2018IranSouth KoreaPakistan, India
  • Women
YearGold MedalSilver MedalBronze Medal
2010IndiaThailandBangladesh, Iran
2014IndiaIranThailand, Bangladesh
2018IranIndiaThailand, Chinese Taipei

Asian Games 2023 – India Full Squad

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The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has said that the 19th Hangzhou Asian Games will be held in Hangzhou from September 23 to October 8, 2023, when China will host the Asian Games scheduled for September 2022.

It is the wish of Indian players that the national team will reclaim the gold medal India lost in the last edition of the Games in 2023. There are many young players in the Indian camp who are stars in their own right. Many of the players used to play earlier in their villages, but now they have risen and reached a higher stage of the game. Before vivo Pro Kabaddi, people didn’t know much about Kabaddi, but now, people know about the game. India has lost the Asian Games gold medal only once, so we must build a good team to win back the gold medal.

The Indian squad for the 2023 Asian Games :