RIO DE JANEIRO, March 23. / TASS /. The management team of physical training and sports of the Russian Armed Forces took the second place in the team event at the BRICS open championship (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) in military sports all-around, which ended on Friday in Brazilian Rio de Janeiro, one of the team coaches Vyacheslav Anoshin told TASS on Saturday.
The competition began on Wednesday at the UNIFA air force base and lasted three days. On the first day, the athletes fought the best in shooting from a distance of 300 meters and overcoming an obstacle course. The best result among the Russians on the first day was demonstrated by one of the leaders of the Russian team, Ivan Dryukhanov, who won the bronze in both disciplines.
On the second day, Russian Kristina Tikhonovich took second place in swimming and throwing grenades. Her teammates Ivan Dryukhanov and Igor Zamotaev lost in grenade throwing to their Chinese colleagues.
The games ended on Friday with cross-country competitions. Among men, the hosts overcame the distance of eight kilometers, and among women, the leader of the four-kilometer race was Daria Podchinenkova, who eventually finished third in the individual standings. In the team championship, both male and female, the Russians placed second, losing to the national teams of Brazil and China, respectively.