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Haryana Claims Gold at the 33rd Sub-Junior National Kabaddi Championship

The 33rd Sub-Junior National Kabaddi Championship (Boys) concluded on March 19th, 2024, with Haryana emerging victorious. The young athletes from Haryana displayed exceptional skill and determination throughout the tournament, culminating in a decisive win over Sports Authority of India (SAI) in the final match.

Haryana Clinches the Championship

Haryana dominated the game right from the start, consistently raiding SAI's territory and earning crucial points. Their raiders displayed impressive agility and strength, evading SAI's defenders with ease. Haryana's defense also stood strong, effectively tackling SAI's raiders and preventing them from scoring points. The final scoreline reflected Haryana's dominance, with a convincing 45-35 victory over SAI.


A Well-Deserved Silver for SAI

While Haryana emerged champions, SAI deserves immense credit for their commendable performance throughout the tournament. Reaching the finals itself is a significant accomplishment, showcasing the talent and potential of their young Kabaddi players. SAI's raiders and defenders displayed flashes of brilliance throughout the competition, making them a strong contender. Although they fell short in the final match, their silver medal finish is proof of their skills and a stepping stone for future success.

Sharing the Bronze: Bihar and Andhra Pradesh

The 33rd Sub-Junior National Kabaddi Championship saw a unique outcome in the third-place position. Both Bihar and Andhra Pradesh displayed exceptional talent and emerged joint winners of the bronze medal. This shared honor reflects the growing strength of Kabaddi across various Indian states. Bihar, as the host state, might have enjoyed some home advantage, while Andhra Pradesh's performance signifies the sport's increasing popularity in the southern region.

The 33rd Sub-Junior National Kabaddi Championship was held between March 16th and 19th, 2024. The tournament witnessed a total of 28 teams participating from various corners of the country. This large-scale participation signifies the immense popularity of Kabaddi amongst youngsters in India. The prestigious event was organized by the Bihar State Kabaddi Association and the East Champaran District Kabaddi Association under the auspices of the Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI)

The opening ceremony of the tournament was graced by the presence of Arjuna Award winner and Pro Kabaddi League player Deepak Hooda. His presence served as a major source of inspiration for the young participants, showcasing the potential pathways Kabaddi can offer. Similarly, the closing ceremony witnessed the presence of Pawan Sehrawat, another Arjuna Awardee and star player in the PKL. These renowned Kabaddi personalities not only added star power to the event but also motivated the young athletes to pursue excellence in the sport.

The 33rd Sub-Junior National Kabaddi Championship successfully concluded with Haryana emerging champions. However, the true success lies in the platform it provided for young talent across India. The tournament showcased the growing strength of Kabaddi in various states and the immense potential of future generations of Kabaddi players. With continued dedication and support, Kabaddi is poised for even greater heights in the years to come.