MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Colonel Herve Piccerillo (France), President of the International Council of Military Sports, noted at the opening ceremony of the 58th Military Boxing Championship that “Our soldiers are young. Together, we are responsible for spreading among these young people the values of war: discipline, dedication, team spirit and tolerance. I am sure that the upcoming Cadet Games, which will begin in St. Petersburg on August 22, 2022, will provide an opportunity to gather young soldiers to share the CISM motto: “Friendship through Sports.”
Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Nikolai Pankov, in turn, noted that “The competitions held under the auspices of the International Council of Military Sports provide an opportunity to exchange experience, and also make a significant contribution to the development and strengthening of military cooperation between states!”
During the opening ceremony, a parade of athletes from 36 countries took place. In total, 231 boxers will perform at the tournament, who will hold 216 fights in seven days.
“I wish all the participants of the competition an unforgettable sporting experience and victories achieved in a fair fight. May the strongest win. I declare the 58th World Boxing World Championship of the International Council of Military Sports open! “
In the skies over the patriot, the competition participants were greeted by the aerobatic team of the Samara branch of CSKA on Mi-2 helicopters with the flags of the Russian Federation, the International Council of Military Sports and the Central Sports Club of the Army. Also, the parachutists of the CSKA team showed their skills in the sky. The strongest army athletes demonstrated the figures of the highest parachute acrobatics.
The event ended with the performance of the Twice Red Banner Academic Song and Dance Ensemble of the Russian Army named after A.V. Aleksandrova, headed by the head of the ensemble and its artistic director, Honored Artist of Russia Colonel Gennady Sachenyuk.
On the last chords of the performance of the Alexandrovites in the sky, the pilots of the aerobatic team “Swifts” passed like a diamond.
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