Kabaddi is a combative two team sport, with four players on each side; it's played a period of either 15- or 20 minutes with a five minutes break. The core idea of the game is to score points by raiding into the opponent's court and touching, tagging or wrestling as many defence players as possible without getting caught while holding their breath.
The raider must then return to his half of the court on the same breath. The defenders would have formed a chain for example by linking arms, if this is broken then a member of that team is sent off. If the raider runs out of breath then they are sent off. Every time a player goes out the opposition gain a point. The team with the most points will be declared the winner.
Kabaddi was incorporated into the Asian Games in 1990, the Asian Indoor Games in 2007 and the Asian Beach Games in 2008.
List of Events
- Team men
- Team women