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The Russian team, represented by the Airborne Forces unit, outstripped all its competitors on the Elbrus Ring and set a track record in the special task “Climbing on artificial terrain in bundles” and took the lead in three special tasks.

On the second day of the competition, the competitors performed special task number three at the artificial climbing wall of the Terskol Sports Center in Kabardino-Balkaria. To successfully complete this task, the participants need to be not only physically developed and fully master the skills of mountaineering, they also need to do painstaking and time-consuming work to establish “connections”, because it is one thing to complete a task individually with your own vision, but a completely different collective performance of tasks , in which success cannot be achieved without coordination and mutual assistance.

“Rope climbing is a very technically challenging element of special tasks. The most important thing is that the ropes do not get tangled and where you put the quickdraws making yourself an insurance, do not go the polyspass, clutch the carbines, doing all this in order to climb through without fines. The most difficult thing is to climb along the contour of the slope, a very scrupulous moment. We coped with the task, I think, excellent today. In training, we did not even show such a time of 6 minutes 51 seconds. This is a track record, ”explained Sergeant Ivan Bely, a member of the Russian team.

In climbing the climbing wall, the most striking example of coherence was the Russian military, who performed special task number three better than all other participants in the competition and received 1000 points for its completion. The second place was taken by the team of Uzbekistan with a score of 756 points and the team of Kazakhstan, which earned 709 points, closed the top three.

According to the results of three stages of the competition, the Russian team took the lead with a result of 2622 points. In second place is the team of Kazakhstan, which showed a result of 2119 points and is 503 points behind the closest rival. The three leaders are closed by the team of Uzbekistan (1531 points).

In total, the “Elbrus Ring” employs more than 90 people from the units involved in the performance of tasks in the highlands.

There are 15 special tasks in the program.

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Teams from Russia, China, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Uzbekistan and India are taking part in the competition. The servicemen of Armenia and South Ossetia will perform only some of the special tasks of the competition, outside the category.

The organizer of the Elbrus Ring competition is the Physical Training and Sports Department of the RF Armed Forces. These competitions have a military-applied focus and have been held on an international scale since 2016.

The closing ceremony of the competition will take place on September 4.

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