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Source: Deccan Herald (www.deccanherald.com)

Ludhiana (Punjab), Dec 15, 2012 (IANS):

India won the 3rd men's Kabaddi final yesterday, hosted at Ludhiana, beating semi-finalists, Pakistan by a big margin scoring 59 against Pakistan's 22. With this win, India created history by winning every gold cup in Kabbaddi World Cup history.

India also won the women's Kabaddi final easily beating Malaysia 72-12. Priyanka Devi was the best raider and Jatinder Kaur the best stopper in the women's section.

In addition to the cup, India secured the Rs. 2 crore prize money while Pakistan, the runners up took Rs. 1 crore. Canada took bronze bagging Rs. 51 Lakh.

India's Gagandeep Singh Gaggi Kheeranwali, the best raider, Gurlal Ghanaur, Manminder Singh Sran and Sukhbir Sarawan bagged 10, 8, 8 and 7 points respectively whereas stoppers Ekam Hathur, Balbir Pala and Gurwinder Kahlwan scored 10, 7 and 4 points respectively.

Pakistan's raiders Safeeq Butt and Mohammad Imran scored 5 and 3 points respectively while Pakistani stopper Sujad Gujjar bagged 5 points.

Chief Minister, Prakash Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, Pakistan Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Rana Masood Ahmed, Pakistan Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullha and Pakistan MP Sardar Malik presided over the finals.

Actors Katrina Kaif, Akshay Kumar and Punjabi singer and actor Diljit Dosanjh performed at the kabaddi finals.

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