Sea Games latest: Burma fights its way to more gold

Sea Games latest: Burma fights its way to more gold

Burma’s national team added two gold medals to its tally on Monday, followed by another on Tuesday morning, bringing its current total to ten at the 28th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Singapore.

The team has also won 16 silver and 16 bronze at the time of press. Burma lies tied with the Philippines in sixth place with 10 golds, a far cry from hosts Singapore who presently boast 43 gold medals. Thailand have 31 golds and Vietnam have 29.

The latest gold medal winners for Burma are Maung Maung and Win Htike who clinched the men’s 200-metre canoeing race on Tuesday morning. The previous day, Sandi Oo struck gold in the martial art of wushu, while Khin Myo Thu took the top honours in the 78kg judo category.

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On Tuesday afternoon, Burma’s Thandar Aung meets Vietnamese Minh Trang Dao in the women’s tennis second round. Later, Burma will play Cambodia in the mixed doubles’ pétanque.

Other events taking place on 9 June include diving, swimming, billiards, snooker, athletics, bowling, canoeing, equestrian, gymnastics and sailing.

The SEA Games continue until 16 June.

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