Maha police personnel taste  glory at World Police Games

ST Correspondent
Thursday, 10 August 2017

Assistant Sub-Inspector Jayashree Borgi from Kolhapur police has won two gold medals in the 3,000 metre steeplechase and 1,500 metre race. Soniya Mokal from Mumbai police won the silver medals in these two events. Mokal won gold in the 800 metre race, while Borgi had earlier won gold in the 5 km walk. “It’s only the beginning and we are hoping that our participants will win more medals,” Kalantri said. 

Pune: Three police personnel of Maharashtra police, including a constable from Pune city police, have bagged eight medals at the ongoing World Police and Fire Games being held in Los Angeles, USA. 

Police Constable Ravindra Jagtap, currently posted with Pune city police, bagged gold in the 70 kilogram freestyle wrestling category. Earlier, he had won a silver medal in another category, where he lost to a participant from Turkey 7-4 in a fight that was held in the early hours of Wednesday (Indian time). 

“Jagtap hails from Baramati and has been training at Gulse Talim in Pune. He has trained under Hanmant Jadhav and Ranveer Rahal,” said Police Inspector Bajirao Kalantri, Assistant Sports Officer with the Maharashtra police in Mumbai. 

Assistant Sub-Inspector Jayashree Borgi from Kolhapur police has won two gold medals in the 3,000 metre steeplechase and 1,500 metre race. Soniya Mokal from Mumbai police won the silver medals in these two events. Mokal won gold in the 800 metre race, while Borgi had earlier won gold in the 5 km walk. “It’s only the beginning and we are hoping that our participants will win more medals,” Kalantri said. 

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