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Asian Games: Gold in Women’s Kabaddi Takes India’s Medal to 100 – News18

Published By: Ritayan Basu

Last Updated: October 07, 2023, 08:27 IST

Asian Games: Indian women’s kabaddi team won gold (X)

The Indian women’s kabaddi team clinched gold totake India’s medla tally top 100 at the 19th Asian Games.

The Indian contingent claimed an unprecedented 100th medal at the Asian Games with a thrilling 26-25 victory over Chinese Taipei in the women’s kabaddi final on Saturday.


This is the women’s kabaddi team’s third title triumph in the continental showpiece, doing one better than its runner-up finish in the last edition of the Games in Indonesia and fulfilling the country’s expectations of touching the historic three-figure mark for the first time.

It was a very difficult outing for the Indian women as Chinese Taipei pushed them to the limit in the final, missing out on the top prize by just a solitary point.

The Indian team showed nerves of steel in the last two raids to seal the contest in its favour.

India had a five-point lead going into half time, courtesy of a super raid from Pooja, who was one of the stars of the intense title showdown that also saw the team’s coach being cautioned with a green card.

(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – PTI)

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