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- Created on Sunday, 04 March 2012 23:54
Patna: While the Indian cricket team, after a dismal performance overseas, returned home to less than enthusiastic reception, the Indian women's kabaddi team, after defeating Iran 26-19 at the First Women's World Kabaddi Championship in Patna on Sunday, won the gold in the presence of thousands of fans from across the nation.
Amidst the chant of constant cheer, the Indian team led by Mamata Pujari, led the host team to a remarkable victory by completely overpowering the visiting team.
Earlier, Iran, while playing in the semi-finals, advanced to the finals by defeating Thailand by a score of 46-26, India defeated Japan 60-21 in the other semi-final.
Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi gave away the trophy and medals to the Indian team while senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and film star Shatrughan Sinha gave away the silver medals to the Iranian team.
Education Minister P. K. Shahi and International Kabaddi Federation chairperson Janardan Singh Gehlot distributed the bronze medals to the members of the Japanese and Thai teams.