The 2023 Asian Games in India: Men And Women Dominate Thailand in Kabaddi

India continued their remarkable performance in kabaddi as both the men’s and women’s teams dominated their Thai opponents in the Asian Games on Wednesday. The men’s team, seven-time champions, outplayed Thailand 63-26, while the women’s team triumphed with a score of 54-22 in two Group A matches held at the Xiaoshan Guali Sports Centre. Eager to reclaim the gold medal at the Asian Games, the Indian men’s team, who previously settled for bronze at the 2018 Jakarta edition, established a commanding lead of 37-9 at halftime.

India wasted no time in launching their first ‘all-out’ on Thailand in the opening minutes of the match.

Shortly after, India secured a point in the raid and successfully tackled the last Thai player, resulting in a second ‘all-out’.

During a raid attempt by Pramot Saising, the final Thai player, India forcefully executed a third ‘all-out’ just before halftime.

India maintained their dominance in the second half and executed another successful ‘all-out’, widening their lead to 53-17.

Thailand struggled in their raid attempts, allowing India to continually increase their lead in the second half.

However, Thailand put up a fight in the second half, resulting in a 26-17 victory for India and securing the match.

The Indian men’s team previously achieved an impressive 55-18 victory over Bangladesh on Tuesday.

Following the men’s successful performance, the women’s team, previous runners-up, faced Thailand and delivered an outstanding performance, gaining a commanding 32-9 lead in the first half and maintaining a 22-13 lead in the second half.

As a result, the women’s team topped their group and secured a spot in the semifinals.

On Tuesday, the women’s team achieved a convincing 56-23 victory over South Korea in their second Group A match.

In their opening match on Monday, the women’s team surprisingly drew 34-34 against Chinese Taipei.

In the men’s event, India is grouped with Bangladesh, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, and Japan in Group A, while Group B consists of Iran, Korea, Pakistan, and Malaysia.

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