World Military Games conclude in Hyderabad

November 14th, 2007 - 2:37 am ICT by admin  
Union Defence Minister A K Antony declared the Games closed at the GMC Balayogi stadium after a four-hour long closing ceremony.

Thousands of spectators filled every inch of the stadium to join the celebrations of the Games in which nearly 5000 athletes from 101 countries participated.

Russia emerged on top of the Medal Tally with 42 Gold, 26 Silver and 28 Bronze medals. China came second with 36 Gold, 22 Silver and 13 Bronze medals, while Germany came a distant third with 7 Gold, 10 Silver and 13 Bronze.

India won 10 medals including 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 7 Bronze, its largest haul ever in the two editions of the Games that it participated in.

During the Games, 3 world records and 27 CISM records were either set or overhauled.

Of these 17 were set alone by women athletes. A record of 49 countries won medals during the competitions, the highest ever in any edition of the Games. (ANI)

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