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.
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.”