MADHUBAN (KARNAL), OCT 25 :Central Reserve Police Force annexed the overall trophy by bagging 15 gold, 12 silver and 12 bronze medals in the 57th All India Police Games (Wrestling Cluster) which concluded at Madhuban (Karnal) on Saturday. The wrestling cluster comprised wrestling, weightlifting, judo, gymnastics and boxing competitions.
Punjab Police secured 14 gold, 11 silver and 17 bronze medals for the overall runners-up position. Border Security Force (9-11-17) and Central Industrial Security Force (5-1-13) secured third and fourth places. Hosts Haryana won five gold, 10 silver and three bronze medals to finish overall fifth.
Haryana boxers dominated the rink and claimed five gold medals and won the team championship with 53 points. They gold medalists were head constable Rajneesh Kumar (fly weight), constables Ajay Kumar (light welter), Surinder Singh (middle), Ravinder Kumar (light heavy) adn Krishan Kumar (heavy).
DGP Ranjeev Dalal, former working president of the Indian Amateur Boxing Association, presented them medals and promoted to their next rank with immediate effect.
Punjab Police bagged the Greco-Roman style wrestling trophy with 61 points. Border Security Force and Central Industrial Security Force were tied for the runners-up position with an identical points tally of 53. However, with BSF winning more number of gold medals, they were declared second.
In the freestyle competitions, BSF emerged champions with 51 points while Punjab Police were runners-up with 46 points. The third place went to hosts Haryana Police with 37 points.
Star-studded Central Reserve Police Force dominated the weightlifting competitions. They logged 202 points to grab the championship and pushed Punjab Police to second position with 196 points. BSF had to remain themselves satisfied with the third position with 175 points. In the women’s weightlifting championship, CRPF (193), Uttar Pradesh (115) and CISF (92) finished in that order.
BSF cornered glory in the gymnatic championship with 490.695 points. Haryana and Punjab (472.255 points apiece) were jointly declared runners-up. Indo-Tibetan Border Police were third with 398.75 points. Dipesh Sahu (BSF) was adjuged the best all-around gymnast. The second position went to Mayank Srivastava (CRPF) and Krishan Kumar (BSF) were second and third, respectively.
Punjab Police judokas gave excellent performance and secured 22 points to be declared champions. BSF and ITBP were joint runners-up with 10 points. CRPF got seven points to be declared third.
Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil was the chief guest and distributed the prizes.