Russia wins the CISM Military Pentathlon Regional Championship

 

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MOSCOW (RUS) - The CISM Military Pentathlon Regional Championship came to an end this week has ended in Moscow where 34 soldiers from five countries (Syria, Belarus, the United Arab Emirates, Russia and Austria) competed during three days for the title in five disciplines: small-caliber rifle shooting, obstacle swimming, obstacle run, throwing grenades and cross-country.

 

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The National Team of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation won the title in the team competition with a score of 21421.2 points in the five disciplines ahead of the Belarus, silver medalist with 20190.0 points, and Syria, bronze medalist with 18,272. 2 points.


In the individual men’s event, Captain Sergey Alpatov, three-time world champion, gold medalist at the Military World Games and winner of the Russian Armed Forces Championship, won the competition with a score of 5478.7 points.

 

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"Competitions are always difficult for me. I always try to outdo myself first, and then my opponents. We also struggled with the weather this time, so the competition turned out to be three times more difficult. Long hours of trainings helped me to win. You feel more confident when you already had an experience in these weather conditions. And I'm probably just stronger than the others and that's it.", declared Sergey Alpatov about the competition in the CSKA press center.

 

Captain Alexey Krylov, silver medalist of the Military World Games, finished on the second place of the podium with 5428.3points while Lieutenant Igor Zamotaev took the bronze medal.

 

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The podium of the women’s competition was also topped by three CSKA athletes. Captain Lyudmila Egorova, winner of the Military World Games, multiple medalist of the World Championships, winner of the regional tournaments of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the championships of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation etc, took the first place of the event with a total score of 5221.2 points.


With 5163.8 points, the silver medal was won by Ensign Anastasia Konopko, medalist of the Military World Games, medalist of the CISM WMC and multiple winner and medalist of the CISM Military Pentathlon Regional tournaments. The third place of the event was awarded to Senior Ensign Irina Svechnikova, gold medalist of the Military World Games, of the CISM WMC and of the CISM Military Pentathlon Regional tournaments with a score of 5160.9 points.

 

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At the closing ceremony, Franz Raudner, Secretary of the CISM Sport Committee Military Pentathlon, expressed his gratitude to all the participants and the organizers for the wonderful week:


“It is a great honor for me to participate in the Moscow International Tournament. This year I feel even more proud for two reasons. First of all, we had the opportunity to see how Military Sport can go ahead safely during the pandemic, reaching the goals of CISM, connecting soldiers together in sports arenas. This event was successful because it launched the cycle of events that were canceled because of the pandemic last year. And we now have an opportunity to witness the rebirth of military sport."

 

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Closing the regional championship, the Head of the Department of Physical Training and Sports of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Colonel Andrey Zykov, congratulated all the winners and participants of the competition:


"Despite all the vagaries of nature, many athletes have managed to achieve magnificent sports performance, show great will, concern and firmness of mind on the way to victory. Thus, you have confirmed that the armies of our countries are served by selfless people who treat military duty with professionalism."

 

Andrey Viktorovich also thanked all athletes for their participation in the competitions, wished them good health and expressed hope to meet everyone at future competitions.

 

(Source: CSKA)

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