Asian Games 2018 – Kabaddi: Pakistan Wins Bronze Medal
After losing the semi-final match against South Korea by 27-24, Pakistan kabaddi team won a bronze medal for Pakistan, also the first medal that the country has scored so far in the games.
Surprisingly, India who has been dominating Kabaddi for over a decade also lost their semi-final match to Iran by 27-18, and also scored a bronze medal.
Pakistan started their kabaddi crusade at the Asian Games with an enormous 62-17 win against Malaysia in Group B, yet they lost to Iran by 36-20.
In November last year, Iran hosted the Asian Kabaddi C’ships and in the men’s category, they suffered a loss to Pakistan in the semifinals in front a packed stadium as both gold medals went to India. (1/n)
— Shraishth Jain (@shraishth_jain) August 24, 2018
They enrolled two more wins, Indonesia 40-11 and Japan 25-14 and lastly defeated Nepal 38-20 to fit the bill for the semi-last with eight points altogether, second to Iran’s 10, who topped Group B.
South Korea were the best squad in Group B with eight points, while India were second with six points to their name.
In the historical backdrop of Asian Games’ kabaddi occasion, Pakistan have taken eight medals, of which two have been silver and six have been bronze.
— natasha (@NatashaRaheel) August 23, 2018
The two silver awards came in 1998 and 2006, while for the last 3 editions of the Games, Pakistan has reliably completed with a bronze medal in the Asian Games.
In the interim, India has won seven gold decorations, however, Iran broke their imposing business model this year.
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