Judoka Avtar Singh, who was part of the largest ever Indian contingent at the Rio Olympics, won gold in the 90 kg category at the ongoing World Police and Fire Games at Los Angeles, California.
Avtar Singh had a forgettable outing at the Rio Olympics last year, like most of the members of Indian contingent, but the fighter that he is, he is on a mission to prove his potential. He’s trained under the capable hands of Arjuna Awardee Yashpal Solanki.
Avtar Singh had previously won Gold at the 2016 edition of South Asian Games, a multi-sporting event which was hosted at Guwahati & Shillong and had participating teams from SAARC nations.
The World Police & Fire Games are scheduled for 2017 in Los Angeles, CA, USA between August 7-16, 2017. The Games are an Olympic-style competition with 10,000 athletes representing law enforcement, firefighters, and officers from corrections, probation, border protection, immigration and customs from 70+ countries across the world competing in 60+ sports. Founded and hosted several times in the United States, past host countries include, Canada, Spain, Australia, Sweden, and Northern Ireland.