Russia takes out Tank Biathlon

Last updated 11:13 17/08/2014
Reuters

Russia rules all at the World Tank Biathlon outside of Moscow. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Russia has scored a direct hit by taking first and second places at the World Tank Biathlon, beating off challenges from Armenia, Kazakhstan, and China.

The event held in the Moscow Region is based on the athletic biathlon, with each vehicle trying to finish the 20km course in the shortest time possible, while shooting at targets.They also face obstacles including water troughs and ridges.

All teams competed in Russian T-72B tanks, except the Chinese team who used their own Type-96A tanks.

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