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Asian Games: Iranian Women and Men Claim Kabaddi Silver

Source: Tasnim News Agency (photos by Islamic Republic News Agency & ISNA)

Iranian women's Kabaddi team grabbed the silver medal in the 17th Asian Games on Friday. The Iranian team lost to dominant Indian 31-21 at the Songdo Global University Gymnasium in Incheon, South Korea.


"We didn't deserve to lose in the final match. Unfortunately, our experienced players made mistakes in the game," Iran coach Azam Maghsoodloo said.

"We are a fast team and had to win the match but our players didn't play well against Indians. Also, Iranian players were not mentally ready for the match," she added.

Iran-Japan Kabaddi match

Some 9,500 athletes from 45 countries are competing at the Games, the world's second-biggest multi-sport event after the summer Olympics, with 439 gold medals in 36 sports up for grabs.

Iran has participated in the games with 276 athletes in 22 sports.

India's Men's kabaddi team also beats Iran in final to claim gold
Source: Economic Times, India

The Indian men's kabaddi team clinched its seventh successive gold medal at the Asian Games after coming from behind to beat a spirited Iran 27-25 in the summit clash here today.

Iran-India Kabaddi match

The Indian team, which has been winning gold ever since the sport was introduced on the Asiad roster in 1990, was given a massive scare by Iran, who had finished runners-up in the 2010 edition as well.

Iran's Men Kabaddi Team

The Iranians took a massive 10-point lead in the first 20 minutes before the Indians got their act together to nullify the deficit and edge past in the closing few minutes of the match.

In fact, the Indians managed to take a lead only in the 37th minute of the match.


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