China wins group champion in 2nd International PACES Competition

Source:China Military Online Editor:Chen Zhuo 2018-10-19

By Li Wei and Wang Youwei

LAHORE, Oct. 19 (ChinaMil) -- The 2nd International Physical Agility and Combat Efficiency System (PACES) Competition undertaken by the Pakistani Army concluded in Lahore, the second largest city of Pakistan, on October 15. The Chinese team won the group champion.

The competition kicked off on October 8, consisting of five contests such as 3.2km running, comprehensive combat skills, push-ups, pull-ups and sit-ups. Thirty-three teams from the Armies of 12 countries, including Pakistan, South Africa, Maldives, Kuwait, the UK and Sri Lanka, participated in the competition.

At the invitation of Pakistani side, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) sent eleven members selected from a special operations brigade of the76th Group Army to participate in the competition.

In the end, the Chinese team won four team events in 3.2km running, comprehensive combat skills, push-ups and chin-ups, and two individual champions in push-ups and comprehensive combat skills.