The first gold medal of the 27th SEA Games has been awarded to the Burmese women’s chinlone team after it won a deserved victory over Thailand in the final in Naypyidaw on Wednesday afternoon.
The men’s final is due to take place at 5pm local time with Burma again highly tipped to win at the country’s national sport.
Meanwhile, tickets for all the Group B matches of the SEA Games men’s football tournament have been sold out.
Hosted in Rangoon, tickets for the 10 group stage matches – involving Burma, Indonesia, Thailand, Timor Leste and Cambodia – went on sale on Monday and were sold out by the following day, leaving many fans devastated.
The Group B matches start on Saturday, 7 December, with Burma playing Cambodia at the 50,000-capacity YCT Thuwanna stadium, and Thailand meeting Timor Leste at Aung San stadium, which holds a maximum of 40,000 spectators.
Tickets range from 2,000 kyat (US$2) to 5,000 kyat. Sale of tickets for the final, which will be held on 21 December in Naypyidaw, will begin on 11 December.
Naypyidaw will host Group A games involving Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Laos and Brunei.