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Sikh Games

Strength, speed and agility on show at the Sikh Games held at Hadley Stadium in Smethwick with a special welcome for local weightlifting hero Gian Singh Cheema.

Non-Fiction 1979 4 mins

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Tony Maycock from ATV Today meets Gian Singh Cheema star of the West Midlands weightlifting scene. It's not just strength on show at Hadley Stadium though as a local police officer is on hand to describe the rules of kabaddi, the breath sapping Asian team game in which competitors take it in turns to run into the opposition's half and 'tag' members of the opposing team whilst holding their breath and chanting, "Kabaddi, kabaddi...".