PNP's taekwondo team come up big in World Police and Fire Games

Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 13 2017 04:19 PM

LOS ANGELES – The members of the Philippine National Police continue to prove that they are among the world's best as they compete in the World Police and Fire Games at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The PNP's five-person taekwondo team collected seven medals – three golds, two silvers, and two bronzes.

Injuries, including strained legs, bloody noses and mouths, and busted fits, did not stop the officers from giving their best.

Meanwhile, in the boxing ring, Jose Daryl Sobretodo fell short of a gold medal, losing by decision to his Mexican-American opponent.

Still, the 29-year-old highway officer will go home from his first World Police and Fire Games with a silver medal.

For most of the medalists, this is the first time they are competing at the Games where they have a chance to meet with their law enforcement counterparts, and at the same time, pursue their athletic passions.

After tasting success in LA, the Philippine officers are motivated to join the Games again. The 2019 edition will be held in Chengdu, China.

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