India fail to reach men's kabaddi final for first time after losing to Iran
Jakarta, Aug 23 (PTI) Seven-time champion India failed to reach the Asian Games men's kabaddi final for the first time after a shock 18-27 loss to Iran in the semifinals here today.
India, who had won the men's kabaddi gold in all the earlier seven Asian Games after the sport was introduced in 1990 in Beijing, prdouced the worst ever show in the continental mega multi-sporting event.
India will now play against Pakistan for the bronze medal match. South Korea had beaten Pakistan in the other semifinals.
India had finished second in the group stage after a loss to South Korea