At the Army Games 2021, six teams from Vietnam, Belarus, China, Iran, Laos, and the host country - Russia will compete in the “Meridian” contest.

Major General Pham Van Thai, Deputy Director of the Department of Military Training and Head of the Vietnamese delegation (third from left), attends the lot drawing.

According to the results of the lot drawing, the Vietnamese Meridian Team will compete with the Iranian Team. Vietnam’s team is on route 1 (yellow route), the rival is on route 2 (orange route).

Meanwhile, the Chinese (orange route) will play against the host country (yellow route). The Belarusian (orange route) will be against the Lao (yellow route).

Colonel Bui Yen Tinh, head of the Vietnamese Meridian Team, drawing lots

Addressing the event, Colonel Bui Yen Tinh, head of the Vietnamese Meridian Team, said that the Meridian competition has been held for the first time at the Army Games. It includes three stages, namely “Weapons practice,” “Azimuth”, and “Topographic quadrathlon.”

Major General Pham Van Thai and the Vietnamese Meridian Contingent at the event

He added the team is training hard and determined to get the best results in the upcoming game, believing that the match between two teams from Vietnam and Iran will be attractive.

Vietnamese and Iranian teams drawing lots to decide their routes

As scheduled, the first stage - “Weapons practice” will take place on August 24, the second stage - “Azimuth” and the third stage - “Topographic quadrathlon” will be held on August 25 and 26, respectively.

The awarding ceremony will be organized on August 27.

Reported from Moscow, Russia

Translated by Quynh Oanh