New Delhi: "Good news from kabaddi continues," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday as he congratulated the women's and men's kabaddi teams for winning gold medals in Incheon Asiad games today.
In separate congratulatory messages, Modi said "the Indian women's Kabaddi team has made us very proud. I congratulate them on winning the Gold. A phenomenal accomplishment!"
After the men's team won the gold a few hours later, the Prime Minister said "good news in Kabaddi continues and this time it is the men's team. Congrats for the gold. We are delighted."
Indian women staged a strong second half performance to get the better of a fighting Iran 31-21 to retain the Asian Games kabaddi.
The Indian men's kabaddi team clinched its seventh successive gold medal at the Asian Games after coming from behind to beat a spirited Iran 27-25 in the summit clash today.
The Indian team, which has been winning gold ever since the sport was introduced on the Asiad roster in 1990, was given a massive scare by Iran which had finished runners-up in the 2010 edition as well.