PNP athletes shine in World Police tourney in China; bring home 54 medals

  • The Philippine National Police Team bagged 54 medals from the recently-concluded World Police Games in China dubbed as the Olympics of the Law Enforcement around the world
  • They garnered a total of 18 gold, 21 silver, and 15 bronze medals
  • PNP Chief Police General Oscar Albayalde expressed elation with his men’s achievement in the world stage

Filipino police officers proved that aside from serving and protecting the nation, they can also bring pride to the country by competing and winning medals in a world tournament.

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The Philippine National Police Team displayed the spirit of a true Filipino athlete in the international sports arena by claiming 54 medals from the recently-concluded World Police and Fire Games in Chengdu, China.

The Philippine squad composed of 182 police officers vied in eight sports events namely: basketball, badminton, karatedo, table tennis, taekwondo, track and field, wrestling, and wrist wrestling. They garnered a total of 18 gold, 21 silver, and 15 bronze medals.

According to the Philippine Athletes at Multi-Sports Event, the medal tally of the Philippine team “is the highest number of medals so far in world stage.”

The PNP Taekwondo Team contributed a total of 19 medals to the country’s feat in the tournament; defeating jins around the world. The PNP basketball team — PNP Responders — finished with a silver medal. They fell short against the United States Customs and Border Protection Basketball team in the finals.

PNP’s Badminton Team also won the silver medal after bowing over the Malaysian players in the 40+ mixed doubles category.

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PNP Chief Police General Oscar Albayalde, in a statement, expressed his elation with his men’s achievement in the world stage as they donned the colors of the country; saying: 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.

The Philippine team is set to take the world sports arena anew in July 30 to August 8, 2021 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.