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The team of the Central Military District (CVO) became the winner of the second stage of the Cup of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in kettlebell lifting in memory of the hero of the Soviet Union, Colonel-General Vladimir Pikalov, which ended today in Yekaterinburg.

Six honored masters of sports, thirty masters of sports of international class took part in the competition.

In total, more than 200 kettlebell lifters competed in the individual and team championships of the tournament, representing 18 teams of the branches and arms of the RF Armed Forces, military districts and universities of the RF Ministry of Defense.

“The weightlifters of the Central Military District are predictable, they won the Pikalov Cup for the seventh time. This testifies to the high level of organization of work on physical training in the troops of the district. The athletes showed results worthy of all-Russian and international competitions “, – noted the chief judge of the tournament, master of sports of international class Sergei Sergeev.

Athletes from the Eastern Military District are in second place among teams of services and combat arms and military districts of the RF Armed Forces, and in third are the Airborne Forces.

Among the universities of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the team of the Tyumen Higher Military Engineering Command School named after Marshal of Engineering Troops A.I. Proshlyakov, athletes from the Military Training and Scientific Center of the Air Force “Air Force Academy named after Professor N.E. Zhukovsky and Y.A. M. Vasilevsky.

The Vladimir Pikalov Memorial Cup is held for the twelfth time, it was established by the Federal Directorate for the Safe Storage and Destruction of Chemical Weapons in honor of those killed in the disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on April 26, 1986. For the elimination of the consequences of the catastrophe V. Pikalov was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union.

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