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In the main base of the Northern Fleet – the city of Severomorsk – for the sixth year in a row, sports competitions among military personnel of the command profile called “Commander starts” were held. Within three days, more than 70 officers from platoon commanders to formation commanders passed the standards for strength, speed, endurance and accuracy in the gym, pool and shooting range.

For the first time in the “Commander starts” in the composition of the teams participated female military personnel of the command echelon. The winner among them was a representative of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Northern Fleet, Lieutenant of the Medical Service Valentina Verbenkina. In total, she scored 3574 points, showing the best result in four-event (shooting from a Makarov pistol, swimming, running and flexion-extension of the arms in a lying position).

Among the men, the first in their age and job categories were Lieutenant Commander Ivan Baulin, Captain Roman Tulin, Guard Major Alexander Eremin, Captain 2nd Rank Konstantin Chekarev and Colonel Sergei Denisov. In the overall team classification among military units, the best was a separate repair and restoration battalion, among the formations – the team of a special purpose reconnaissance post. In the competition of associations, the army of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Northern Fleet came out on top.

According to the results of the competition, the participants who showed the best sports results will go to Moscow to participate in the all-army competition “Commander starts”. The winning team will be headed by the commander of the submarine forces of the Northern Fleet, Rear Admiral Arkady Romanov, who has fulfilled the standard of a candidate for master of sports in officer all-around.

The closing ceremony of the competition took place in the Start universal sports and training complex. It was headed by the commander of the Northern Fleet, Hero of Russia, Vice Admiral Alexander Moiseev. He congratulated all the participants in the “Commander Launches”, noting that physical training in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation is one of the main types of combat training for officers. The fleet commander presented medals and cups to the winners and prize-winners of the competition.

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