Delta police officer Const. Jessy Sahota led his team to an undefeated victory at the 23rd Annual Shaheedi Tournament in Griffith, New South Wales on June 9. (Submitted photo)

Delta police officer and team win Kabaddi tournament in Australia

Const. Jessy Sahota and teammates were undefeated at 23rd Shaheedi Tournament in New South Wales

A Delta police officer and his teammates took first place at a Kabaddi tournament in Australia earlier this month.

Kabaddi is an Indian contact sport played by two teams of seven players. Teams are positioned on opposite ends of a field and take turns sending a ‘raider’ into the other half to earn points by tackling opponents before escaping back to their own half.

Competing as a raider, Const. Jessy Sahota led his team to an undefeated victory at the 23rd Annual Shaheedi Tournament in Griffith, New South Wales on June 9.

READ MORE: Surrey to build $3.7-million Kabaddi sports ‘facility’

According to a release, Sahota and his team won four matches over the course of two days, and the final match had approximately 25,000 spectators.

“For myself, balancing work and sport has always been a major part of life,” Sahota said. “Sport and competition is a great way to relieve work-related stress, and keep the body and mind sharp.”

READ MORE: Kabaddi becomes a high school sport

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