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India Wins more than 150 Medals at World Police and Fire Games

India Wins more than 150 Medals at World Police and Fire Games

Indian delegates, in the recently concluded World Police and Fire games, bagged 156 medals including 89 golds and 50 silvers. It is the first time that India has cross 100 medals in the tally.

In the recently concluded World Police and Fire Games, India impressed everyone with its incredible performance by bagging 156 medals, including 89 golds and 50 silvers.

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The 50-member Indian contingent participated in seven categories: athletics, wrestling, boxing, judo, archery, swimming and shooting, and many athletes won more than one medal in their respective categories.

The prominent winners list is topped by Richa Mishra from Central Reserve Police Force, who won six golds and two silvers in swimming events.

Kulwinder Kaur, an assistant sub inspector with Punjab Police, bagged five gold medals in the track and field events, winning every event she competed in.

Other athletes who outshone in the event were Sini Sahadevan of Kerala Police (4 golds, 1 silver), Monika Choudhary of CRPF (4 golds, 1 silver), Jayashree Boragi of Maharashtra Police (3 golds, 1 silver, 1 bronze), Jojimol Joseph of Kerala Police (3 golds, 1 silver, 2 bronzes) and Ayana Thomas of CRPF (3 golds, 3 silvers), Ranjana Gupta of UP Police (3 golds, 2 silvers, 1 bronze), Kuheli Gangulee of CISF (3 gold and 3 silvers), Jhanu Hansda of Jharkhand Police (3 golds) and Sumandeep Kaur of CRPF (3 golds).

The event was held at Fairfax County Virginia from June 26 to July 5, with 12,000 competitors from around 70 countries competing in 60 sports in this 10-day event.

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This is the first time the Indian team crossed the medal tally of 100. India’s best performance before this was at Belfast, Northern Ireland, where it won 83 medals in 2013.

The games are open to active and retired law enforcement and fire service personnel across the world.

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