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Geetika Jakhar bags gold in World Police Games
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Geetika Jakhar bags gold in World Police Games

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Chandigarh, Aug 16 : Haryana’s Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Geetika Jakhar has brought laurels to the state by bagging the gold medal in wrestling event in World Police and Fire Games held in Chengdu in China, recently.

Geetika Jakhar is the first Indian woman wrestler to get the prestigious Arjuna Award. She has won medals in several national and international-level events, including Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and World Championships. Police officers from many countries had participated in the World Police Games.

A Police Department spokesman said that it is a matter of pride that Haryana police personnel are not only participating in national and international sports events but also made their identity in a country's medal tally. Jakhar has won the silver medal in Doha Asian Games 2006. A wrestler professionally and won Bharat Kesri for nine times, she won Silver Medal in 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Apart from fetching laurels in international women wrestling, she is a winner of Bhim Award in 2003. She became the first woman wrestler to get the prestigious Arjuna Award in 2006. Winner of two gold medals (2003, 2005) and a silver (2007) in Commonwealth Championships, the list of her international triumphs is notable. (UNI)