Indian athletes will see in action in as many as thirteen sports on the 10th day of 17th Asian Games being held in Incheon, South Korea. There will be 32 gold medals at stake with Indian medal hopefuls competing track and field events, boxing, tennis and of course wrestling.
India made a resounding start in kabaddi competition of the 17th Asian Games with both the men's and women's teams thrashing Bangladesh in their opening preliminary round matches at the Songdo Global University Gymnasium here on Sunday.
Hailing from a part of the world where kabaddi is rarely even heard of, Jairo Chavez is an interesting tale of an American's love affair with the rustic Indian sport to which he was introduced by a slight twist of fate.
Actor Ranbir Kapoor, who has stakes in the Mumbai City Football Club (FC) franchise of the Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament, believes Bollywood celebrities' involvement in sports in the country is beneficial in many ways.
Jaipur Pink Panthers proved too strong for U Mumba as they produced a clinical performance in the all-important final to emerge triumphant in the inaugural Star Sports Pro-Kabaddi League at the NSCI Stadium here Sunday.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, a sports enthusiast, whose son and actor Abhishek Bachchan has invested in a franchise each in a football and kabaddi league, finds the world of sports changing for the better in the country.
Riding the tremendous form of their star raiders Jasvir Singh and Maninder Singh hosts Pink Panthers overcame stiff resistance from lowly Puneri Paltan to post a 33-27 victory, continuing their winning streak.
Kabaddi may not compare to cricket in the glamour quotient but when it came to finding buyers for the eight franchises of the recently-launched World Kabaddi League, the organisers had 16 bidders to choose from, says the event`s commissioner and former hockey player Pargat Singh.
Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, who also holds the Sports portfolio, today reiterated his resolve to include Kabaddi in Olympic curriculum inviting cooperation from neighbouring nations for accelerating the move in this regard.
At last, they`ve moved beyond cricket! From Amitabh Bachchan and Suneil Shetty to John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan, Bollywood stars are lending their star power to games like football, shooting and kabaddi to give these neglected sports much needed patronage.