Pakistan wins military sports tournament

flag_of_Pakistan[1]On October 23, 2016, a week-long world’s first ever Physical Agility Combat Efficiency System (PACES) tournament concluded at the Fortress Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan.

Army Services Sports of Pakistan won the first International PACES Competition.

Army teams from 16 countries including China, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Maldives, Malaysia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Turkey and England participated in the world’s first ever military tournament (watch video below).

Chief of the Army Staff Gen. Raheel Sharif was the chief guest who also gave away medals and prizes to all the winners. Listen his speech below.

Pakistan military taken active part in several sports especially field hockey, boxing, and polo, and have won several award at international and regional competitions. Of the twelve athletes selected to take part in the Olympic Games in 1960, eleven belonged to the Army.

Last year, Pakistan Army won the gold medal at an annual international military patrolling exercise, ‘Exercise Cambrian Patrol’ held in the UK.

In August 2016, Pakistan army won international snipping contest in Beijing.

The folks at Global Firepower have ranked Pakistan army being 17th most powerful armies headed by the US, Russia, China, and India.

 

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