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Union Sports Minister, Kiren Rijiju, recently announced that the government would be taking efforts to get kabaddi included in the Olympics. About the Sport Kabaddi is a contact sport, played by 2 teams. Each of the teams contain 7 players. The sport involves a ‘raider’ from the offence team trying to run into the opposing ..

Anup Kumar announces his retirement

Arjuna awardee Anup Kumar, the legendary kabaddi player and India’s World Cup-winning captain, has announced his retirement with immediate effect on 19th December 2018. He began his international career in 2006 at the South Asian Games in Sri Lanka. He captained the National team in 2014 and it was during his tenure that the team ..

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Indian Kabaddi team clinchs 2018 Kabaddi Masters Dubai title

Indian Kabaddi team clinched the Kabaddi Masters Dubai 2018 title by defeating Iran 44-26 in the summit clash in Dubai on June 30. In a battle between the top two sides of the world, the three-time world champions did not give Iran any ground to recover with Captain Ajay Thakur and youngster Monu Goyat led ..

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Types of Kabaddi

Kabaddi is an ancient game played in several parts of India, and its origin is traced from Indian mythology {for example- Abhimanyu invented in during Mahabharata battle}. In different parts of India, different forms of this game evolved; and modern Kabaddi is basically a synthesis of these different types of games. In India, still four ..

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Indian men’s national wins 2017 Asian Kabaddi Championships

Indian men’s national Kabaddi team has won the gold medal at the 2017 Asian Kabaddi Championships after defeating Pakistan in the final by 36-22 under the captaincy of Ajay Thakur in Gorgan, Iran on November 26, 2017. Beside this, Indian women’s national team has also won gold medal at the Asian Kabaddi Champions 2017 by ..

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India wins 2016 Kabaddi World Cup

India has won the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup by defeating Iran by 38-29 score in the final match played at the Arena By TransStadia in Ahmedabad (Gujarat. It was India’s third consecutive Kabaddi World Cup in the Standard Style version of Kabaddi. Earlier India had won in 2004 and 2007. Captain of Indian team: Anup ..

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