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Iranian Women Defeat India To Win Gold In Kabaddi At Asian Games

Jafarikoochi Saeideh (right) and Karami Khatouban Fatemeh of Iran celebrate after defeating India during the women's kabaddi final at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta on August 24.

A team of Iranian athletes has won the women’s kabaddi title at the Asian Games in Jakarta, defeating India on August 24 by a score of 27-24.

The victory came a day after the Iranian men’s team in the sport stunned seven-time champion India in the semifinals.

The Iranian men’s team is due to play South Korea later on August 24 for the gold medal.

Kabaddi is a sport that combine aspects of tag and tackle with wrestling moves.

It has long been dominated by India.

Based on reporting by AP and Reuters