Indian men's and women's throwball teams script historic wins against Bangladesh, Pakistan at World Games

The women's team defeated arch-rivals Pakistan 15-13, 15 -12 in a nail-biting final to clinch the title, while the men posted a 15-13, 15-12 win over Bangladesh in their final match to finish at the top of the podium.

PTI June 27, 2017 15:01:35 IST
Indian men's and women's throwball teams script historic wins against Bangladesh, Pakistan at World Games

New Delhi: The Indian men's & women's throwball teams scripted history by bagging a gold medal each in the World Games, held at Kathmandu, Nepal.

The women's team defeated arch-rivals Pakistan 15-13, 15 -12 in a nail-biting final to clinch the title, while the men posted a 15-13, 15-12 win over Bangladesh in their final match to finish at the top of the podium.

Indian mens and womens throwball teams script historic wins against Bangladesh Pakistan at World Games

The victorious Indian men's and women's throwball teams. Facebook/@throwballfederation.india

This was the first time that the Indian teams had participated in these Games, which took place from 15-18 June.

The World Games, organised by the International Sports Council (Canada), saw participation from 11 countries, competing in 42 different categories.

The General Secretary of the Throwball Federation of India, Naresh Mann congratulated both the teams.

"These players had worked hard to win a medal in the World Games. I hope the players will continue to illuminate the name of India," he said.

Indian men's team had earlier defeated Malaysia 15-9, 15 -10 in the semifinals and the women's side beat Malaysia 15- 10, 15-11 in the last four stage.

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