The Vietnamese tank crew topped Group 2 of the Tank
Biathlon competition at the International Army Games 2019 in Russia.
Vietnam’s tank crew join Tajikistan, Myanmar and Uganda
in Group 2 in the semifinal of the Tank Biathlon at the International Army Games
in Russia, August 11 (Photo:VNA)
Vietnam’s tank crew at the competition (Photo:VNA)
Vietnamese tank crew (red) at the semifinal (Photo:VNA)
Vietnamese tank crew tops Group 2 (Photo:VNA)
This year, the Army Games has attracted over 6,000
military athletes in 223 teams from 39 countries from Europe, Asia, Africa,
Central and Latin America (Photo:VNA)
This is the second year Vietnam has sent a delegation to
the event, with 125 officers and soldiers in total (Photo:VNA)
Eight Vietnamese teams are competing in eight
disciplines: tank crew, medical staff, food service specialists, emergency
rescue personnel, armored vehicles crew, literary/art and dancing contestants,
snipers, and chemical reconnaissance vehicles (Photo:VNA)
The tank team of the Vietnam People’s Army beat
Tajikistan, Myanmar and Uganda, ranking first in the semi-final round of
Group 2 of the “Tank biathlon” event on August 11 at the ongoing Army Games
2019 in Russia.
The Vietnamese team finished in 2 hours 39 minutes
34 seconds. With the excellent performance, Vietnam are likely to secure a
berth in the final round, but still waiting the results of the remaining
teams of Group 2 – Uzbekistan, Laos, Cuba and Kuwait – which will compete on
The team had an impressive performance at the round
and received enthusiastic cheers from the audiences.
This is the second year Vietnam has sent a
delegation to the event. Vietnam’s 127 officers and soldiers are
participating in the categories of tank biathlon, safe route, safe
environment, sniper frontier, military medical relay race, field kitchen,
and emergency area.
Vietnam’s officers and soldiers were praised by
Russian military experts for their performance at the event’s categories.
According to the Argumenty i Fakty (Arguments and
Facts) weekly newspaper of Russia, Colonel Vladislav Veryasov from the
Russian Armed Forces’ Engineer Arm, who is also a main referee, highly
valued the Vietnamese team's skills, affirming that Vietnamese military
personnel showed their unyielding fighting spirit.
Talking with the broadcaster STV of Belarus, Deputy
Commander of the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Belarus
Colonel Vladimir Bely, who is also a main referee, though participating in
the Army Games for the first time, the Vietnamese sniper team has achieved
Vietnam’s military medical team was also praised by
Sputnik newspaper of Russia. Accordingly, in the military medical relay
race, the team applied reflexology techniques to help athletes recover their
health after crossing obstacles at the Forish ground in Tashkent,
During the Army Games 2019, more than 5,000 military
athletes from 39 countries will compete in over 30 categories held in host
Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Iran, India, China, Kazakhstan,
Mongolia and Uzbekistan.
Vietnam’s attendance at the Army Games 2019 is
considered a defence diplomatic activities of Vietnam to mark the
Vietnam-Russia and Russia-Vietnam Year (2019-2020). VNA
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