Punjab Police stars Avneet, Ashish brings laurels to country

DSP Avneet wins 4 medals in shooting, AIG Ashish 2 in tennis


Punjab Police DSP Avneet Kaur Sidhu has won 4 medals in shooting and AIG Ashish Kapoor won 2 medals in Tennis events during the World Police and Fire Games (WPFG) held from August 7 to 17 in Los Angles, USA.

Bathinda based Olympian and ace shooter Avneet Sidhu clinched 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Bronzes in different events of Rifle Shooting whereas Mr Kapoor has won gold by convincingly beaten his opponents in both singles and doubles titles.

It is mentioned here that the WPFG games are being held after every two years in which officers/officials from Police and Fire departments from all over the world compete in the different events.

It is a sort of mini Olympics for sportspersons from Police and Fire and more than 12,000 participants from the world had participated in the sports and fire fighting events during this year.

Earlier, Arjuna Awardee Avneet Sidhu had won one gold and one silver medal in 18th Commonwealth Games-2006 held at Melbourne (Australia) and bronze medal in 15th Asian Games-2006 at Doha (Qatar).

AIG Kapoor has made the country proud by winning medals for the consecutive 5th time since 2009 in these games. In his debut in 2009 in WPFG games at Vancouver, he had won bronze medal in tennis singles. In New York games-2011 he got Silver whereas in Belfast, Ireland (2013) and Fairfax USA (2015) he clinched Gold medals.

It is mentioned here that Mr Ashish is All India Police champion in Tennis singles events for the last 15 years and a top seeded in this event.

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