Kabaddi World Cup
The World Kabaddi Cup (KWC) is an international outdoor standard-style kabaddi event that is governed through the International Kabaddi Federation (IKF) which is contested by both men’s and women’s national teams. The competition has been previously played in 2004, 2007 and 2016. All tournaments have taken the title of India. India defeated Iran by 38-29 during the final of the championship game to claim the title of the year 2016.
Following the creation of a brand new kabaddi organisation named the World Kabaddi Federation, a 2019 Kabaddi World Cup was held in April 2019 at Malacca, Malaysia. It was the biggest event in the history of Kabaddi, with 32 men’s teams and 24 women’s teams.
Kabaddi was first played in a show-off event at the First Asian Games in 1951 as well as in 1982. It was then made a medal event for first time in 1990.
It was the Indian national team took home every women’s and men’s kabaddi competition at the Asian Games from 2002 through 2014. At this year’s Asian Games, Iran became the first nation other than India to take home gold medals in kabaddi India’s men’s squad won bronze, and India’s women’s squad being defeated by Iran to win silver.