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Eighth Asian Kabaddi Championship Title

Eighth Asian Kabaddi Championship Title:

India emerged victorious in the Asian Kabaddi Championship 2023

  • India won the title for the eighth time in nine editions.
  • The final took place in Busan, South Korea.
  • The Indian kabaddi teams will now set their sights on the upcoming Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, scheduled from September 23 to October 8, 2023.
  • The 1st Asian Kabaddi Championship was held in 1980 and was included as a demonstration game in the 9th Asian Games, New Delhi in 1982.
  • Kabaddi is best known Indian Traditional Game which basically a combative sport, with seven players on each side; played for a period of 40 minutes with a 5 minutes break (20-5-20).
  • The core idea of the game is to score points by raiding into the opponent’s court and touching as many defense players as possible without getting caught on a single breath.
  • The All-India Kabaddi Federation was formed in 1950 to look after the promotion of the game.
  • The new body, Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI) came into existence from 1972 affiliated to Indian Olympic Association (IOA) with a view to popularize the game in India & neighboring countries of Asia.