Kavita Chahal wins gold medal in World Police and Fire Games 2017

Kavita Chahal wins gold medal in World Police and Fire Games 2017

 

Kavita Chahal of India made the country proud when she won gold medal at the 17th World Police and Fire Games 2017, Los Angeles in the USA.  She won the medal in women’s 81+kg  defeating her opponent boxer from England in a one sided final bout

The boxer from Bhiwani – Haryana found no hurdles and beat Claire Horgan of London Metro Police Force of England 3-0. The mother-boxer who came to the ring again won her second gold medal in World Police and Fire Games after her first one in the 15th World Police and Fire Games 2013, Belfast, Northern Ireland, U.K.

Also read: Kavita Chahal – a comeback story of a mother into the boxing ring

The Arjuna awardee boxer Kavita is a two times World Championship bronze medallist, three times Asian championships medallist, eight times national championships gold medallist, besides being many national level championships winner.
Besides her, Hemam Chaoba and Maisnam Meenakumari won gold medals in women’s 63kg and 54kg categories respectively. In men’s categories, Pardeep and Sankar Appa won gold medals in the Games.

Also read: Mayengbam Thomas wins gold medal for India at the 21st International Boxing Simon Trestin Memorial Boxing Tournament 2017

The 17th World Police & Fire Games 2017 is being held in Los Angeles, CA, USA  in Olympics-style competition with 10,000 athletes representing law enforcement, firefighters and officers from corrections, probation, border protection, immigration and customs from 70+ countries across the world competing in 67 events. The Games will continue till 16th of August 2017.

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The World Police and Fire Games (WPFG) is a biennial athletic event, open to active and retired law enforcement and fire service personnel throughout the world. The WPFG Federation is an arm of the California Police Athletic Federation (CPAF), an American non-profit organization. The first World Police & Fire Games were held in 1985 in San Jose, California, USA, with nearly 5,000 competitors.

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