Aug 20, 9 months ago

Sri Lankan women’s Kabbadi team makes medal hope at the Asian Games

Sri Lankan  women’s Kabbadi  team makes medal hope at the Asian Games

Sri Lasnks women’s kabbadi team defeated Indonesia 34-17 today (20) at the Asian Games and they will play with more confidence to win this important game .

Tne host Indonesian side came up with huge crowd support but Sri Lankan women’s well controlled the game from the start to finish first half 17-6. The second half sri lankan once again dominated the game with scoring further 17 points to win the game 34-17

Sri Lankan acting skipper Kokila Edirisinghe said they were going down in their first match against Thailand . We lost to Thailand 41-15 but our skipper Madushani was out the field with leg injury after five minuets from the start .

She was very keen to lead the side and added first two points but her lost made all changes with my team mates mental was going down . She was our strength but now we had to adjust our game .and won most important game against Indonesia.

Sri Lankan women coach Amila Udayanga Tennakoon said we had to win Thailand game but due to captains injury badly effected for the team .Sri Lankan women’s team could not get more international experience and that has to develop very soon. Actually our first match defeat was the success to win this game and hope to go forward . If Thailand loose to Indonesia that,s make better for our women’s team. But we never concern about opponents and go for the match by match to win the medal . We are looking at least bronze medal and tried to do that . Coach Amila also said NOC, Sport Ministry as well as Kabbadi Federation headed by Anura Pathirana give good support to the players .

Photo | Thusith Wijedhoru (NOC media)

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