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On Friday, the Indian men’s kabaddi team defeated Pakistan by a score of 61-14 to advance to the championship match in the ongoing 19th Asian Games.
In the Asian Games semifinal, the Indian team was up 30-5 on Pakistan at the break. Indian raiders and defenders have progressively added points after a fast set for Pakistan.
With this triumph, the Indian men’s kabaddi team advanced to their eighth Asian Games final. India’s semi-final loss to Iran prevented them from competing in Jakarta 2018’s final. Before it, India had won each of the seven gold medals awarded since kabaddi’s introduction in 1990. India didn’t take any chances against Pakistan in the Asian Games 2023 kabaddi semifinals.
Pakistan scored the game’s opening four points with a solid start. However, India showed off its strength by giving up just one more score the whole first half.
Naveen contributed significantly to India’s initial comeback by winning all eight of the opening points, which led to the first all-out. India effectively dominated Pakistan in the first half of the game by organizing two additional all-outs to further demonstrate their superiority.
In the second part as well, the plot stayed the same. Only nine more points were scored by Pakistan, and India forced three more all-outs to seize the lead.
Team India qualify to the final match and India will compete against the winner of the other semifinal between Iranian.
India aims to win a century of medals in Asian Games
India has won more than 90 medals in the Asian Games 2023. Team India excelled in several other sports including shooting and athletics, winning numerous medals. Now that the medal is assured, India will also compete in another sport that it has historically dominated. We are discussing Kabaddi. The men’s squad in Kabaddi has advanced to the semifinals.
At the Asian Games 2023, India won the most medals ever. India’s previous record of 70 medals won at the Asian Games in 2018 was broken, and the country is now aiming to break the 100 barriers.
India is now ranked fourth, behind South Korea, Japan, and China. India now has 71 medals overall after winning 16 gold, 26 silver, and 29 bronze.
The 19th Asian Games, which began on September 23 and will end on October 8, 2023, were attended by 655 people from India.
India has won 672 medals over the years, with the majority of them coming in the athletics category. India sent a women’s cricket team to the Asian Games for the first time, and they defeated Sri Lanka by 19 runs to win the gold medal. The men’s cricket squad is currently aiming for a gold medal as well.
With 297 medals, including 161 golds, China has the most at the Asian Games.
India’s growth since 1951 in Asian games
India has won more medals than ever before in the 2023 Asian Games, which will break the previous record of 70 set in Jakarta for the 2018 version. India is advancing getting to the desired 100 medals in the Hong Kong version. Here is an overview of India’s performance in every game edition.
The Asian Games, a prestigious competition held in Delhi since 1951, has a rich history in India, with the country hosting its second edition in 1982.
India’s growth in the sporting world has led to a rise in medals won in recent editions. The Hangzhou edition is the third time India has crossed the 60 medals mark, following Guangzhou in 2010 and Jakarta in 2018. India’s first-ever games in 1951 saw 51 medals, followed by a 20 medals mark in seven editions before reaching the 57 mark in 1982.