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Naga archer wins 2 bronze medals at WPFG

Naga archer wins 2 bronze medals at WPFG
Kilenmeren Ao with his WPFG bronze medals.
Correspondent Kohima, Aug 20 (NPN) | Publish Date: 8/20/2019 11:52:48 AM IST

Naga archer Kilenmeren Ao won two bronze medals at the World Police and Fire Games (WPFG) 2019 held in Chengdu, China from August 9 to 18. 

Kilenmeren won the medals in the bare target archery and 3D archery event. The 19-year-old archer hails from Mopungchuket village under Mokokchung district. In 2017 WPFG held in Los Angeles, he won two gold medals. 

The next WPFG will be held in Rotterdam, Netherlands in 2021.  

Interacting with Nagaland Post over the phone, Kilenmeren said he was not satisfied with his performance as he had won two gold medals in the last edition. The lack of practices for more than 10 days before the competition in China also led to slump in his performance, said the archer. 

The archer, meanwhile, acknowledged the Nagaland DGP Archery team for giving him the opportunity to take part in the competition and also the Youth Resources and Sports department for providing him the necessary kits.

Altogether, 67 countries participated in the competition.

Kilenmeren will now practise for world cup selection trials. 

Meanwhile, rifleman Zhokhoto Demo from Nagaland who represented Assam Rifles Archery team bagged three medals (one gold, one silver and one bronze) in the wooden bow event. 

It may be mentioned that WPFG 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 (CPAF), an American non-profit organisation. 

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