Ace shooter and Deputy Superintendent of police(DSP) Avneet Kaur Sidhu has won four medals in 2017 World Police and Fire Games being organised in Los Angeles (USA). She won Gold medal in 50 metre, Silver medal and two Bronze medals in different events of the Rifle Shooting competitions. Avneet is married to former Indian Hockey team player and Arjuna Awardee Rajpal Singh, who is also DSP in Punjab Police. Both Avneet Sidhu and her husband Rajpal are also Arjuna Awardees.
Elated over her achievement, Avneet's father Amritpal Singh Sidhu said that "she is the first woman shooter from Punjab police who has participated in the Olympic Games in 2008 in rifle shooting and now won laurels for Punjab police".
Whereas Punjab Police AIG Ashish Kapoor has also won 2 medals in Tennis events during the World Police and Fire Games (WPFG) held from August 7 to 17 in Los Angles, USA. Kapoor has won gold by convincingly beaten his opponents in both singles and doubles titles.
The world police and fire games started on August 7 and the closing ceremony will be held on Thursday evening. 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.