Russia wins 2017 International Army Games – RESULTS

Russia won the first award of the annual 2017 International Army Games, the country’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said.

ALABINO RANGE, Moscow Region (Sputnik) – “As a result of the 2017 Army Games, the rating in the unofficial medal count is the following: Russia winning first place, China in second place, and Kazakhstan in third place,” Shoigu told journalists late on Saturday.

Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Iran, Uzbekistan and Venezuela also form the top-10 contenders.

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The Russian military took the first place in 19 contests, while the Chinese team won seven competitions. The Kazakhstan servicemen came in first in 3 contests. Also, the first place has been shared between 2 teams in a number of competitions.

A close bond and display of sportsmanship among participants can be seen at the International Army Games.

Over 2,500 medals have been produced for awarding the participants in the games’ 28 contests. The games closing ceremony took place at Alabino range on Saturday night followed by a concert and fireworks.

The 2017 Army Games have been held on 22 training areas in Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Kazakhstan and Russia, as well as in the Black and Caspian seas and the Sea of Japan between July 29 and August 12. Twenty-eight countries participated in the large-scale military contest.

Here’s a clip from the 2017 International Army Games showing the 28 categories in which all 28 countries competed in:

And the results:

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