Vietnamese snipers win gold at Army Games 2021

By Hoang Thuy   September 3, 2021 | 09:38 pm PT
Vietnamese snipers win gold at Army Games 2021
A Vietnamese sniper competes in the “Sniper Frontier” category of the International Army Games 2021 in Hanoi, September 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy
The Vietnam team won the gold medal in the Sniper Frontier competition of the International Army Games 2021.

The contest, hosted by Vietnam in Hanoi, saw eight teams of seven nationalities, with Vietnam sending two teams, competing against each other in four different stages in four days from August 31 to September 3.

Uzbekistan won the silver and Russia the bronze in the competition, which had contestants use Makarov K59 pistol, AK74 automatic rifle and 7.62 mm SVD sniper rifle.

Vietnam also brought home the silver for the "Emergency Area" contest, which had six teams of five nations competing.

Russia won first place and Belarus arrived third in the competition that was also hosted in Hanoi.

The Army Games 2021 marks the first time ever Vietnam has hosted the "Sniper Frontier" and "Emergency Area."

2021 Army Games is held from Aug. 22 to Sept. 4. A total of 260 teams from 45 countries and territories are participating in the event, competing in 34 categories.

For this year, Vietnam sent 17 teams to compete in 15 events.

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