Zhu Mingyue, WPFG medal-winner
On August 14, at the 18th World Police and Fire Games (WPFG) held in Chengdu, Sichuan, Zhu Mingyue, a police officer from the Wucheng Branch of the Municipal Public Security Bureau, won a bronze medal for the Chinese team in the women's taekwondo 57-67 kg under-30 group.
Zhu Mingyue began learning taekwondo at the age of eight and has won more than 20 medals in various competitions. In 2015, she participated in the China University Taekwondo Championship on behalf of the Zhejiang Police College and won the gold medal.
Since becoming a police officer in 2017, Zhu has continued her training: she spends her spare time on workdays practicing taekwondo. In April of this year, when Zhu received the notice from the Ministry of Public Security about the WPFG, she began to train more intensely in preparation for the competition. Challenges arose, especially in the form of injuries. In the competition, she overcame the fatigue brought on by the trip and Chendu's high temperatures to compete at a high level against strong competitors from all over the world.
The 18th WPFG was held in Chengdu, Sichuan from August 8 to 18. Nearly 10,000 police officers and firefighters from 79 countries, regions, and international organizations participated in the games. (By Huang Hongcheng, translated by Wei Han, edited by Kendra Fiddler)