BERUT, October 12 (Peng Xiliu Xiongma) On November 11, Chinese peacekeeping officers and soldiers won the championship and the third place in the military obstacle race organized by the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), showing their excellent skills on the international stage.
It is understood that the obstacle race aims to enhance UNIFILs military skills and team awareness, and strengthen communication and exchanges between troop-contributing countries. Sixteen teams from seven countries, such as Italy and South Korea, competed in the same stage. The 18th batch of Chinas construction engineering units to peacekeeping and Lebanon dispatched three teams to participate in the competition.
According to the rules of the competition, there are six courses in the obstacle race. Huang Jinlong, a Chinese contestant, said that the obstacle course is closely related to actual combat. It is not only a contest of endurance and explosive power, but also a competition of teamwork. There are specific courses such as Orienteering off-road, handling the wounded, and dealing with subjects on the spot, such as memorizing pictures and identifying the national flag. It not only tests physical strength, but also intellect.
On the same day, in the face of powerful opponents, Chinese officers and soldiers responded calmly, with excellent military quality and tenacious fighting spirit, and finally won the championship and the third place.
Colonel Ian Bowen, Deputy Commander of UNIFIL Sector West, presented the awarded officers and soldiers with trophies and medals. He praised the Chinese peacekeepers for their iron will and tacit teamwork spirit.