Iran have won two medals in kabaddi again at Jakarta, but the change of colour is significant. That change has altered the perspective of the kabaddi world towards Iran. Now they’ll hope their countrymen follow suit.
How did India lose its golden touch in kabaddi? What went wrong for the battery of Pro Kabaddi superstars who arrived in Jakarta with not just the reputation but also ability of winning kabaddi matches all on their own? Let’s analyse.
Highlights, Asian Games 2018 Day 5: 15-year-old Shardul Vihan wins silver; Iran stun India in kabaddi semis
Catch all the LIVE updates of events featuring India's athletes on Day 5 of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang
Asian Games 2018: With Anjum Moudgil, Manu Bhaker, men's hockey team in action, full schedule of Day 4
Here's the full schedule of events concerning Indian athletes on Day 4 of the 18th edition of the Asian Games.
Highlights, Asian Games 2018 Day 3: Divya Kakran wins bronze; Indian women's hockey team hammer Kazakhs
Catch Live updates from Day 3 of Asian Games 2018 as we bring you all the updates from every event involving India's athletes
Asian Games 2018: With Dipa Karmakar, Dattu Bhokanal and Indian women's hockey team in action, full schedule of Day 3
Here's the full schedule of events on Day 3 of the 2018 Asian Games, as far as the Indian contingent is concerned, with the likes of Dipa Karmakar and Dattu Bhokanal among those taking part.
Here's the full schedule of events on Day 2 of the 2018 Asian Games, as far as the Indian contingent is concerned, with the likes of Sakshi Malik and Vinesh Phogat among those taking part on the day.
The Indian women dominated the contest from start to end against the Japanese, recording an emphatic win in their first game on day one of competitions.
Asian Games 2018: With Sushil Kumar, men's badminton team and 10m shooters in action, full schedule of Day 1
As the Asian Games begin in earnest on Sunday with action commencing in shooting, wrestling, badminton among other sports, here's the full schedule of Indian athletes in action on Sunday:
Asian Games 2018: Perennial gold winners India poised to extend supremacy with new generation of kabaddi superstars
Once again, the twin kabaddi golds are India's to lose, with recklessness and complacency being their biggest rivals.
Asian Games 2018: Delhi HC orders players of Indian kabaddi teams to prove merit in post-event 'trial games' to receive benefits
The Delhi High Court in a judgement on Friday deemed the selection process for the Indian kabaddi teams (men's and women's) for the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta as an "eyewash" and ordered the Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI) to conduct a fair selection process that is in accordance to the National Sports Code of India.
Asian Games 2018: Indian kabaddi player Monu Goyat feels team is equipped enough to defend men's gold medal
India goes into the continental quadrennial show-piece as favourites and will be looking to clinch their eighth gold medal in the Games to be hosted by Indonesia from 18 August to 2 September.
Asian Games 2018: Surender Nada, Surjeet Singh dropped from raider-heavy India squad for Jakarta event
The Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India named the Indian men's and women's kabaddi teams for the upcoming Asian Games in Jakarta earlier this week. The selection, especially of the men's team that won gold medal at the recently-concluded Kabaddi Masters in Dubai, raised a few eyebrows.
Asian Games 2018: Rishank Devadiga believes Iran can give tough competition to India in Asiad kabaddi event
"In the Asian Games, all teams come well prepared. You cant judge the teams on the basis of their performance in the Dubai Masters, because Iran had sent their junior players, but the main team will represent them in the Asian Games," Devadiga said.