HMT Colony Boys wins the inaugural edition of Red Bull Tashan

Bengaluru, 27 May 2017: After a series of gruelling rounds, the final four teams battled it out at the semi-finals of the first-ever edition of Red Bull Tashan. A competitive kabaddi tournament for players at college and club level, organised in association with the Pro Kabaddi League franchise, Bengaluru Bulls, Red Bull Tashan aims to help develop the ancient and iconic Indian sport at a grass-roots level in the country.

Held at the National Games Village Complex in Koramangala on 24th and 25th May, over 30 teams registered to compete at the inaugural edition of the tournament, with four standing the chance to make it through to the finals, at Play Arena in Kasavanahalli on 27th May. Ultimately, teams Classical Nationals, Y.F.A. Jaraganahalli, National Sports Club and HMT Colony Boys emerged victorious, and went on to compete for the title of the first-ever Red Bull Tashan champions. 

HMT Colony Boys beat National Sports Club in the first Semi-finals by 15 points with Arun from HMT Colony Boys and S. Chetan from Nationals Sports Club being the best raiders in the game. In the second Semi-finals of the kabaddi tournament, Classic Nationals beat Y.F.A Jaraganahalli by 21 points with Yashu from Classic Nationals and Raja from Y.F.A Jaraganahalli being the best raiders in the game. 

The winners HMT Colony Boys & Classic Nationals gave their best in the final clash to grab the chance to train with the Bengaluru Bulls team, before the fifth season of the Pro Kabaddi League, which kicks off in July. HMT Colony Boys emerged as the winners of the first edition of Red Bull Tashan by defeating Classic Nationals in a close final clash by 2 points. Arun from HMT Colony Boys was awarded the raider of the tournament while Naveen from Classic Nationals was declared the defender of the tournament.

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