More than 100 nations and 10,000 participants took part in the 2019 Military World Games that wrapped up October 27 in Wuhan, China.
The United States sent 17 teams with over 280 athletes and staff to the games.
The goal of the military games is “to create friendly relations between members of the Armed Forces,” according to the International Military Sports Council, the international body founded in France that organizes the games.
Here are some highlights from the competition.
U.S. Army Captain Alexander Driscoll of the U.S. Armed Forces Men’s Cycling Team rides in the center during the men’s cycling road race.
In track and field, U.S. Air Force 2nd Lieutenant Michelle Spires takes part in the high jump competition (left) while U.S. Army Sergeant Marcus Maxey runs in the 110-meter hurdles competition.
A South Korea defender leaps in front of U.S. Air Force 2nd Lieutenant Kaitlyn Cook of the U.S. Women’s Armed Forces Soccer Team.
The U.S. Defense Department says the games “promote peace by uniting service members from nations around the globe through sports.”