The Indian men’s and women’s kabaddi teams have both qualified for the semifinals of the Asian Games.
The men’s team, who are seven-time gold-medallists, bounced back from the shock 23-24 defeat against South Korea to beat Thailand 49-30 in their fourth and final Group A match. They had beaten Bangladesh 50-21 and Sri Lanka 44-28 before losing to South Korea.
In the women’s competition, India played two matches and emerged victorious in both to top Group A. The Indian women’s team defeated Sri Lanka 38-12 before trouncing Indonesia 54- 22 in their final group match. The Indians had beaten Japan 43-12 and Thailand 33-23 in their earlier group matches.
India will play against the second-placed team in Group B in the semifinals. The semifinals will be held on August 23 while the final will be played the next day.