India won a double gold in kabaddi beating Iran in both men's and women's categories on the 14th and penultimate day of competitions in Incheon Asian Games 2014. After twin golds on a super Thursday, India are certain to add to the medal tally and finish among the six top nations.
Indian women's kabaddi team wins its second successive gold medal at the Asian Games, beating Iran 31-21 in the summit clash on Friday. India thus maintained their supremacy in women's kabaddi, which made its Asiad debut in the previous edition in Guangzhou. In today's match, the Indians were slow off the blocks but clawed back with utmost ease showing just why they are considered the powerhouse of the sport. Against the very determined Iranians, India led the first half 15-11 before completely dominating the second half to seal the issue. The Indians managed get the entire opposition declared out twice in the match, which gave them four 'lona' points -- a feat that Iran failed to do even once. In the end, India were too strong and technically sound for the Iranians to beat despite their determination.
Indian Men's Kabaddi team have beaten Iran 27-25 to win their seventh Asian Games gold in men's kabaddi. The Indian team, which has been winning gold ever since the sport was introduced on the Asiad roster in 1990, was given a massive scare by Iran, who had finished runners-up in the 2010 edition as well.The Iranians took a massive ten-point lead in the first 20 minutes before the Indians got their act together to nullify the deficit and edge past in the closing few minutes of the match.In fact, the Indians managed to take a lead only in the 37th minute of the match.