Southern Command bags Army Adventure Cup, 2008

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Gangtok, Nov 22 (UNI) The Southern Command has won the Army Adventure Challenge Cup, 2008, organised by the 17th Mountain Division, which was held here from November 15-22.

GOC, Trishakti Corps of the Indian Army, Lt General P K Rath handed the champions trophy to the Southern Command team, led by captain Robert T A, during the closing ceremony held at the Defence Auditorium at Gangtok this morning.

The Eastern Command, which has majority representatives from the 17th Mountain Division, bagged the runners-up trophy.

Sapper Sudhkar A of Southern Command team was adjudged the best mountain cyclist while Sepoy G Ramesh of South Western Command team won the individual mountain event.

The Southern Command team 'A' won the white water rafting team event. The team also won the 3rd All India Open Slalom Championship conducted on November 20 at Burdong, East Sikkim in which 13 teams had participated.

The 17th Mountain Division had conducted this national event, a first for Sikkim.

The Army Adventure Challenge Cup, 2008, had commenced from November 15 at Majitar, East Sikkim which saw two teams each from four Commands, Central Command and South Western Command participating in the national level tournament.

The teams cycled and ran 11 kms each over a hill in Majitar and then rafted 16 kms over the rapids of Teesta river.

The best athletes from this championship will be selected for the Indian Army team for national and international events.

Recently, the Army team 'A' and 'B' had stood second and third respectively in the 1st International Rafting Championship held at Sonamarg, called the first Kashmir Cup.

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