Kabaddi World Cup
The World Kabaddi Cup (KWC) is an outdoor , international standard style kabaddi competition conducted through the International Kabaddi Federation (IKF) that is played by both the men’s and women’s national squads. The competition has been previously held in 2004 and 2007 and 2016. Each tournament has had a winner in India. India won against Iran by 38-29 in the last game of the championship game , to win the title of 2016.
In the wake of the formation of a new kabaddi association called the World Kabaddi Federation, a 2019 Kabaddi World Cup was held in April 2019 in Malacca, Malaysia. It was the biggest world championship in the history of kabaddi comprised of 32 men’s teams and 24 women’s teams.
Kabaddi was used as a demonstration sport at the First Asian Games in 1951, and again in 1982, before becoming an Olympic medal event for the first time in the year 1990.
The Indian national team took home every men’s and women’s kabaddi contest at the Asian Games from 2002 through the year 2014. At the 2018 Asian Games, Iran became the first nation other than India to be awarded gold medals in kabaddi, and India’s men’s team won bronze, and India’s women’s team falling to Iran winning silver.