Russia wins World Championship Tank Biathlon 2014
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Russia was crowned winner at the World Tank Biathlon after the last round at Alabino, in the Moscow Region.
The last round was won by Russia in a face-off against teams from Armenia, Kazakhstan, and China. The contest was also attended by teams from Serbia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, India, Mongolia and Kuwait. They all competed in Russian T-72B tanks, save for the Chinese team who used their own Type-96A tanks.
The tank contest followed the model of a human biathlon, with each vehicle aiming to cover around 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) in the shortest time possible while shooting at various targets. The tanks also have to overcome various obstacles such as water troughs and ridges.
During the last round, the Kazakh team had an accident on one of the troughs, shearing off the protective sheet surrounding their treads. The Chinese team also experienced technical difficulties.