Asian Kabaddi Championship: Team India Secures Back-To-Back Wins Over South Korea & Chinese Taipei

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Team India tasted two consecutive victories on the opening day of the Asian Kabaddi Championship currently taking place in Busan, Republic of Korea, with definitive victories over the hosts as well as Chinese Taipei on Tuesday.

The seven time champions of the continental tournament, India marked their first victory of the day over South Korea, starting off the clash in a dominating manner and picking up nine points in the first half before their opponents could open their scoreboard. The first half ended with India clocking 40 points and conceding only four to South Korea.

The second half saw some efforts from South Korea in attempts of trying to get back into the game, before Mohit continued his raid to get India to 50 points. The Indian team eventually ended up on a humongous 63-point lead, while Korea was able to rack up only nine points in the second half, making the final scoreline 76-13.

The superb win for the defending champions was followed by another thrashing of Chinese Taipei later in the day. The runners up at the Bangabandhu Cup in March 2023, Chinese Taipei went down to another massive defeat as India finished off their second win of Tuesday with a scoreline of 53-19.

India’s next challenge is against Japan on 28th June, followed by Iran and Hong Kong on 29th and 30th June respectively, before the final taking place on 30th June. Managed by Bhaskaran Edachery and coached by Ashan Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar, the Indian squad consists of Arjun Deshwal, Naveen Kumar, Sachin, Aslam Inamdar, Mohit Goyat, Sunil Kumar, Parvesh Bhainswal, Nitin Rawal, Nitesh Kumar, Surjeet Singh, Vishal Bhardwaj and Pawan Sehrawat, along with Vijay Malik and Shubham Shinde as the stand by players.

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