Iran breaks world record in 2 Depth Competition items

NOWSHAHR, Aug. 04 (MNA) – Iran Navy team of divers managed to break the world record in two items of Depth Competition as part of the 2018 International Army Games currently underway in Iranian city of Nowshahr.

Iran Navy team of divers, participating at the Depth Competition of 2018 Intl. Army Games, managed to rank first and break the previous records in two items – navigating through the obstacle course, and diver rescue.

The world record in both items belonged to Russia at the 2016 and 2017 editions of the International Army Games.

According to the official in charge of the Depth Competition, Parviz Salimi Panah, the item of navigating through the obstacle course is the most challenging item in diving contests. He said the Iranian divers had practiced rigorously for six months to be able to finish first at their third-time participation in the Depth Competition of Intl. Army Games.

The Depth Competition is currently being held in the Iranian city of Nowshahr, with participation of over 100 army representatives from various countries in the world. The competition will wrap up on August 9, while other contests will continue to be hosted by other countries including Russia and China as part of the 2018 Army Games.

The Games, initiated by the Russian Ministry of Defense, is co-organized this yeae by China, Russia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Iran.

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