Defence Minister congratulates Polish athletes over CISM games

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Warsaw, Oct 29 (IANS) Poland’s Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak has congratulated his country’s athletes on winning 60 medals at the 7th CISM Military World Games in Wuhan, the capital of central China’s Hubei Province.

The Military World Games are a multi-sports event for military personnel organized by the CISM. This year all competitions took place in a single city for the first time. Nearly 10,000 soldiers from 109 countries and regions competed for 329 gold medals from October 18 to 27.

The Poles won 60 medals in total, including 11 gold, 15 silver and 34 bronze. Only China, Russia, Brazil and France performed at a higher level. Blaszczak met the Polish athletes on Monday to congratulate them.

“You achieved a great success. We saw the results of your talent and hard work. You overcome weaknesses, you can work on yourself. These are the features that are common to the athletes and the soldiers of the Polish Army,” said Blaszczak.

Blaszczak emphasized that the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo is the next great goal for the Polish athletes. “I know you wait for that event. I’m calm, because I know you’ll do your best, giving us a lot of joy. You’ll achieve a success,” he added.



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