India Wins Junior Kabaddi World Championships 2023

India emerged as champion at the Junior Kabaddi World Championships 2023. The Indian boys defeated hosts Iran 41-32 in the final played at Urmia, Iran on Saturday.

The Indian team, led by Ankush Rathee trailed 18-19 at half-time. But they made a brilliant comeback in the second half to register a victory by a margin of 8 points.

India kicked off their campaign with a 67-34 win over Thailand in their first Group C match. They outclassed Bangladesh 74-23 in their 2nd group match. In the quarterfinals, the Indians beat Taiwan 54-36 before thrashing Pakistan in the semifinal 75-29.

This was also the debut for India at the Junior Kabaddi World Championships as they had skipped the inaugural tournament held in 2019. Iran had won the first edition defeating Kenya in the final.

The Indian team coached by Anup Kumar consisted of the following players:

Ankush Rathee – Left Corner

Narender Kandola – Left Raider

Jai Bhagwan – Right Raider

Manjeet Sharma – Right Raider

Sagar Kumar – All Rounder

Ashish Malik – Left Corner

Sachin – Right Cover

Rohit Kumar – left Cover

Manu Deshwal – Left Raider

Abhijit Malik – Right Raider

Vijyant Jaglan – Right Cover

Yogesh Dahiya – Right Corner

Prateek Dahiya – Right Raider

Vinay Redhu – Left Raider

Ashish – Right Corner

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