By Sharon Robb
CHENGDU, China, August 16, 2019—South Florida Aquatic Club’s Jennifer Martin officially ended the 18th Chengdu 2019 World Police and Fire Games with one more medal.
Martin took a silver medal at the Aug. 15th 2-mile open water swim. She finished with five gold medals, four silver medals and two world records in her international swimming debut.
The City of Pembroke Pines Police Sergeant swam five individual events and four relays over three days at the Tian Fu Sports Area pool.
“Thank you Chengdu for the most amazing experience,” Martin wrote on her Facebook page. “As much as I did, no where near enough time; so many other things I wanted to see. Time to start making my way home with a few days in Beijing to visit the Great Wall and Forbidden City. And for those who were curious…I did get stopped by security, they had to check my bag of medals.”
Martin was sponsored by the Broward County PBA (Police Benevolent Association). Toyota of North Miami and several family members and friends also donated to her Blue To Chengdu Go Fund Me.
The World Police and Fire Games is a worldwide sporting event held every two years with more than 10,000 attendees. The games are an Olympic-style competition of policemen and firefighters from 70 countries across the world who compete in 60 sports.
Participants are police officers and firefighters from correction, probation, border protection, immigration, and customs from any country in the world.
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