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Military Students Win Weightlifting Championship Cup

Chisinau, April 30, 2013 — The team of Military Academy of the Armed Forces “Alexandru cel Bun” won the Cup of the National Army Weightlifting Championship held in Military Compound of Chisinau Garrison.

According to LTC Vasile Olednic, Chief of Physical Training and Sports Section, Doctrine and Training Division of Main Staff, the competition brought together over 60 servicemembers from Ungheni, Balti, Cahul and Chisinau. The participants were divided into 11 teams and competed at six weight categories: 65, 70, 75, 80, 85 and 90 kg.

The quoted source specified that, according to the final results, the team of Military Academy of the Armed Forces “Alexandru cel Bun” won the first place and the Championship Cup, followed by the servicemembers of Special Forces Battalion “Fulger” and Brigade “Moldova, that won the second and third places.

LTC Olednic stated that Corporal Daniel Balaban from Special Forces Battalion “Fulger” was the best weightlifter of the competition. He got 174 points at snatching and clean and jerk categories.

The National Army Weightlifting Championship is held yearly. The competition aims at promoting healthy living, building servicemen’s physical skills and team spirit.

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