The Mongolian Ministry of Defense reports that the Mongolian team participating in the Tank Biathlon of the 2016 International Army Games qualified for the semifinals after the conclusion of the individual race on August 7.
The Mongolian tank team finished the individual race with 29 minutes and 31 seconds on the clock. The fastest team was from China, finishing with 21 minutes and three seconds. Mongolia placed eighth with their total distance time for three rounds of 86 minutes and four seconds. Mongolia is one of 12 teams to go to the semifinals relay race stage.
For the semifinals, each crew will have to run four three to five kilometer laps, crossing various obstacles and engaging targets on three firing lines: gun firing on the move, coaxial MG firing at a halt, and a firing session sequence. The semifinals began yesterday and the top four teams will be move on to participate in the final stage of competition.
The Mongolian crew is competing against teams from Kazakhstan, Belarus, and Iran. The top four teams will be announced on August 11.
Mongolia took part in three competitions at the IAG, the Tank Biathlon, Sniper Frontier, and Field Kitchen.
In the first stage of Field Kitchen, Mongolia came in second with 109 points. China came in first with 113 points, and Russia placed third with 104 points. In a special sporting event, the Mongolian team won with a lead of 60 points ahead of the second runner-up.
Here are some clips of the IAG 2016: