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Delhi Police celebrates Sushil's arrest on World Wrestling Day

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New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Delhi Police arrested India’s two-time Olympic-medallist Sushil Kumar ironically when wrestling fraternity was celebrating World Wrestling Day.

The Special Cell of Delhi Police, which nabbed Kumar, did not hide its excitement, tweeting, “An Olympian and a national wrestler, running wanted for a crime of murder, arrested on World Wrestling Day (May 23). Accused Sushil Kumar and Ajay arrested after a fortnight chase (sic) across 6 states/UTs. Shall now face the law of the land..”

The wrestling fraternity across the globe celebrates May 23 as World Wrestling Day because the inaugural World Greco-Roman Wrestling Championships were held in Vienna, Austria on this day in 1904.

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Olympic hopeful and Jakarta Asian Games champion in men’s 65 kg freestyle wrestler Bajrang Punia tweeted an old picture of his with an Asian Championships medal and posted: “This is how it all started. Wishing you all a happy World Wrestling Day. This World Wrestling Day is all about helping each other to fight Covid-19, and motivate each other to be strong not only physically but also mentally.”

While 2012 Olympic bronze-medallist in wrestling, Yogeshwar Dutt also sent his wishes to all via twitter, former international woman wrestler Babita Phogat on her social media account posted: “Great wrestlers are not great because of there (sic) technique, they are great because of their passion.”

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