Iran men’s national junior kabaddi team has picked up the trophy at the end of the first edition of Fajr International Kabaddi Tournament, which was held in commemoration of the 38th anniversary of the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution that put an end to the monarchy of the US-backed Pahlavi regime in the country.
On Monday evening, the young Iranian athletes stood proudly at the top of the podium following four consecutive and sweeping victories during the three-day-long competitions in Shahid Jahan Ara Sports Complex of the southwestern port city of Khoramshahr.
Ramhormoz finished in the second place overall, and Iraq A national kabaddi team secured the third spot.
The first edition of Fajr International Kabaddi Tournament began in Khoramshahr, southwestern Iran, on February 11, and came to a close on February 13, 2017.
The tournament attracted Iran men’s national junior kabaddi team in addition to Iraq A and B national squads. Ramhormoz and Arvand kabaddi teams were in action as well.
Kabaddi is the national game of Bangladesh and also the state game of the Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Punjab.
India has the most successful kabaddi team on the world stage, having won every world cup and Asian games title so far, in both men’s and women’s categories.