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Aizawl, August 18, 2019:

Three girls from Mizoram have brought laurels to the Northeast Indian state by bagging medals at the recently concluded World Police and Fire Games held in Chengdu in China, held from 8-18 August.

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Boxers Lalbuatsaihi and Vanlalduati clinched gold medals in the 64 kg and 51 kg categories. Yet another boxer, Lalfakmawii, won a silver in the 81 kg category.

Earlier, another athlete from Assam, archer Pallabi Das, clinched a gold medal in archery (traditional) event at the games.

Meanwhile, Pallabi Boro, an employee of the Border Security Forces, collected a gold and two silver medals in the field and 3D archery category.

Earlier, Tunlai Narzary, had bagged a gold medal in shotput in the Games. Narzary hails from Kokrajhar district of Assam.

The World Police and Fire Games 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, an American non-profit organization. In 2021 the host city will be Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In 2023 the host city will be Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada.

The Games attract approximately 10,000 entrants, slightly fewer than the Summer Olympic Games, and exceeding the third position holder, the Commonwealth Games. In the early 2010s, The United Kingdom hosted all three events consecutively; the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England, followed by the 2013 World Police and Fire Games in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and ending with Glasgow, Scotland, hosting the 2014 Commonwealth Games – the first time all three events have been hosted by the same nation consecutively.

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