Myanmar Tatmadaw reaches final in Tank Biathlon in International Army Games

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A tank from the Myanmar team rushes along in a relay race at the International Army Games 2020 in Russia.  photo: Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services

Manmar’s Tatmadaw tank team has reached the Tank Biathlon final of the International Army Games 2020 in Russian Federation after beating ASEAN rival Viet Nam in the “Relay Race” semifinal match 1 on 1 September. The International Army Games 2020 commenced on 23 August. Alongside Viet Nam, Qatar, and South Ossetia, the Myanmar tank team participated in the “Individual Race” group matches of the opening round. Myanmar’s team number 1 finished third with 36 minutes 27 seconds on 24 August; Myanmar’s team number 2 finished second with 42 minutes 43 seconds on 28 August and Myanmar’s team number 3 finished first with 33 minutes 39 seconds. So, the total time of the Myanmar teams in the “Individual Race” is 1 hour 52 minutes 49 second, and consequently the Myanmar team secured a berth for semifinal.
In the semifinal on 1 September, the Myanmar team finished in 2 hours 18 minutes and 4 seconds, beating Viet Nam, which finished in 2 hours 23 minutes 16 seconds. Tajikistan, Laos and Congo participated in the Relay Race semifinal match 2 on 2 September. The final, in which Myanmar will contest, will be held on 4 September, according to the news release of Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services. —MNA (Translated by Maung Maung Swe)


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