Vietnam reaps better-than-expected results at Army Games

Vietnam had a successful performance at the International Army Games 2019, which concluded in Moscow, Russia, on August 17.

The Vietnamese tank group at the Army Games 2019


After 15 days of completion at theGames, the Vietnamese tank group, in its second time joining the event,obtained the highest result among the country’s seven teams. It finished secondafter Uzbekistan in the Tank Biathlon finals, winning a silver medal with theimpressive performance of 2 hours, 25 minutes and 3 seconds, and shooting 9 of24 targets

Head of the tank crew ColonelPhan Hai Long said the determination to overcome difficulties, solidarity, andpractice efforts are the key to his team’s success.

The engineering, chemical, and search-rescueteams, all first time taking part in the annual military event, brought homebronze medals. Meanwhile, Vietnamese snipers, despite facing stronger rivals,made it to the second round.

Before the closing ceremony ofthe games, Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu visited Vietnam’s exhibitionspace at the Army Games 2019 friendship house.

Welcoming the Russia minister, Chiefof the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) and Deputy Minister ofNational Defence Senior Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang expressed his delightat the growth of Vietnam – Russia relations and hoped the bilateral cooperationwould be expanded in the future.

During the Army Games 2019, morethan 5,000 military athletes from 39 countries competed in more than 30categories held in host Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Iran, India,China, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Uzbekistan.

This was the second year Vietnamhad sent a delegation to the event. Vietnam’s 125 officers and soldiersparticipated in the categories of tank biathlon, safe route, safe environment,sniper frontier, military medical relay race, field kitchen, and emergency area.-VNA

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