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Kabaddi at Asian Games: Indian men and women rule the roost

Kabaddi at Asian Games: Indian men and women rule the roost

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Indian men have won seven of the eight gold medals at the Asian Games since 1990. Indian women have won two of the three golds since 2010. A popular sport in India which has seen a resurgence in recent years, kabaddi combines physical strength, agility and strategy to provide an engaging spectacle for audiences. Backed by a 4000-year-old history, kabaddi was showcased as an exhibition sport prior to the Berlin 1936 Olympics. The sport soon found popularity in Asia and was included as a demonstration sport at the Asian Games in 1951 and 1982. Kabaddi, though, finally found regular international exposure when it was included in the Asian Games programme for the 1990 edition in Beijing, China. Since then, it has been a part of every Asian Games programme. Kabaddi at the Asian Games was a ...