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