The 182-strong delegation of the Philippine National Police showed their great performance so far in their stint in international sports arena after clinching a total of 54 medals at the recently-concluded 2019 World Police and Fire Games in City of Chengdu, China last August 8 to 19.
The PNP athletes in eight (8) events garnered 18 gold, 21 silver, and 15 bronze noting as the highest number of medals so far in world stage.
The PNP Taekwondo Team chipped in a total of 19 medals (5 gold, 10 silver, and 4 bronze) beating jins around the world, and now preparing for the upcoming PNP Mini Olympics under the stewardship of Police Brigadier General Roberto Fajardo.
Meanwhile, the PNP Responders captured silver plum after came short against United States Customs & Border Protection Basketball team as only Asian team who made it to the finals.
Badminton tandem of Luningning Jagmis and Jason Ortizo pocketed silver medal after fell short against much-faster Malaysian duo in 40+ mixed doubles category.
Dubbed as the Olympics of Law Enforcement Service, WPFG is is a biennial athletic event open to active and retired law enforcement and fire service personnel throughout the world, according to its official website.
PNP Chief, Police General Oscar Albayalde also extends his warmest congratulations to all athletes who competed in Chengdu, China.
“For years, we have been participating in this biennial events dubbed as the Olympics of the Law Enforcement as an opportunity to show that we are competent in sports and willing to forge camaraderie among our foreign counterparts,” Albayalde said.
The next World Police and Fire Games will be in City of Rotterdam in the Netherlands on July 30 to August 8, 2021. PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE