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2016 Kabaddi World Cup was won by India by beating Iran with 38-29 score in the finals at the Arena By Trans Stadia in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. With this India becomes one and only winner of all the Kabaddi World Cup (Standard Style) events including in 2004, 2007 and 2016.

India won Kabaddi World Cup

India Won Kabaddi World Cup

India won Kabaddi World Cup

Location of 2016 Kabaddi World Cup

Location of 2016 Kabaddi World Cup

Location of 2016 Kabaddi World Cup

  • India has historically beaten Iran for the third time.
  • Captain of Indian team: Anup Kumar
Anup Kumar Kabaddi Captain of India team

Anup Kumar Kabaddi Captain of India Team

Anup Kumar Kabaddi Captain of India team

  • Captain of Iranian team: Meraj Sheykh
Image of Meraj Sheykh Captain of Iranian team

Image of Meraj Sheykh Captain of Iranian Team

Image of Meraj Sheykh Captain of Iranian team

About Kabaddi World Cup

  • Kabaddi World Cup is standard style indoor international kabaddi tournament
  • Conducted by the International Kabaddi Federation (IKF)
  • Includes events for men and women.
  • The first edition was played in 2004 than in 2007 and now in 2016.
  • 12 teams participating in this World cup are:
  1. India
  2. Canada
  3. United States
  4. United Kingdom
  5. Iran
  6. Australia
  7. Poland
  8. Pakistan
  9. Bangladesh
  10. South Korea
  11. Japan
  12. Kenya

Arena By TransStadia

  • India’s first-ever convertible stadium.
  • Constructed using a globally patented technology, which converts an outdoor stadium into an indoor arena in 6 minutes.
  • Except cricket, 14 sports can be played in this stadium.
  • Seating capacity of 20,000.

About Kabaddi

  • Kabaddi is a contact sport originated in ancient India.
  • National game of Bangladesh where it is known as “hadudu”.
  • Includes various forms of the game including International rules Kabaddi.
  • State game of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Punjab.
  • Recognized as a “sadugudu” in Tamil Nadu, “chedugudu” in Andhra Pradesh and “hututu” in Maharashtra.

About International Kabaddi Federation

  • International governing body of Kabaddi.
  • 31 countries associations are members of International Kabaddi Federation.
  • Founded in 2004 by Janardan Singh Gehlot from India along with other office bearers:

    • Mohammed Ali Pour of Iran.
    • Khana Jawa of Japan.
    • Veerawat of Thailand.
    • Yoon Yeong Hak of South Korea.
    • Vice-president:  Ashok Das of United Kingdom
    • Secretary: Nisar Ahmed of Germany
    • Treasurer: R.M. Sunderashan of Malaysia
    • CEO: Jaya Shetty of Indi
    • Adviser: Shankarrao Salvi of India

- Published/Last Modified on: October 22, 2016

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