Nantong police officer shines at World Police and Fire Games
2017-08-15 17:22:00

A Chinese police officer from Nantong won two gold medals and a silver at the 17th World Police and Fire Games held this month in Los Angeles.

Xie Lu, a swimmer with the Chinese police delegation, won a gold medal in the 100 meter backstroke and a silver medal in the 50-meter butterfly on Aug 10. The previous week, on Aug 6, she took first place in the open water swimming event, earning the Chinese team's first gold medal at the games.

28-year old Xie is a Nantong native who in 2015 became a member of the patrol special police of the Public Security Bureau of Xuzhou. She comes from a “police family” - her grandfather was a public security officer and her father is a highway traffic police officer in Nantong. She said that she is honored and proud to represent Chinese police and participate in the Los Angeles games.

The World Police and Fire Games, held once every two years, began in 1985 and are known as the Olympic Games of police and firefighters. This year, the games attracted more than 8,000 police officers, firefighters and other law enforcement officers from over 70 countries and regions in the world.

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