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On the basis of the Central Sports Club of the Army (CSKA), the final stage of the all-army competitions for the Cup of the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation “Commander starts” has come to an end.

The competition was attended by officers of the command echelon from the platoon commander to the commander (deputy) of the military district, type and type of troops.

During the week, the commanders representing the military districts, types and branches of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation competed in running, swimming, shooting, gymnastics, and also determined the best teams in the swimming and athletics relay. The undisputed leader of the final stage was the command of the Airborne Forces (Airborne Forces). Winning victories in all disciplines, the paratroopers every day increased the gap from their competitors, leaving them no chance to fight for victory and excluding thoughts of it, giving them the right to fight only for second and third places.

For the first time in the history of the competition, female servicemen took part in the final stage, who competed in 1 kilometer running, 100 meters freestyle swimming, PM-4 exercise and push-ups. The champion among female military personnel was the representative of the Airborne Forces of the Guard, Captain Maria Shalimova, who did not leave anyone indifferent with her consistently high results in all types of all-around and the result of 82 push-ups!

Thanks to the support of the Commander of the Airborne Troops, in order to successfully perform in the final stage, a long and painstaking work on preparing the team was carried out throughout the year.

After selecting candidates for the national team in June of this year at the stage of competitions on the scale of the Airborne Forces, the physical training group of the Airborne Forces Command began the planned preparation of officers for participation in the final stage.

For several months, members of the Airborne Forces team, under the leadership of Lieutenant Colonel Eduard Safiulin, devoted themselves with full dedication to training. The paratroopers note that this year, due to long-term joint work, it turned out to rally even stronger and work in unison with the whole team.

The result is a well-deserved 1st place with a score of 159 points. The combined team of the Western Military District under the leadership of the Deputy District Commander, who also previously served in the Airborne Forces, finished in second place, gaining 123 points. The three prize-winners were closed by the team of the Aerospace Forces, gaining a total of 114 points.

The professional approach of the coaching staff allowed the officers of the Airborne Forces to become winners and prize-winners in the following categories:

But the paratroopers are not going to stop at what they have achieved, and in the near future they will begin preparations for performing at the “Commander Launches” next year, in order to once again confirm the superiority of the Airborne Forces in an honest and uncompromising struggle.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.

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