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Two days before the official opening ceremony of the SEA Games, Burma has already won 10 gold medals.
The Wushu competitions are going on in Naypyidaw until 10 December, and so far the team has won 5 gold medals in the martial art sport.
”This is a very memorable year for me as I had a serious back injury in 2009, which has been my biggest challenge for this year”, said Burmese wushu gold medallist Aung Si Thu. ”It makes me very depressed whenever the injury starts acting up again and I am very delighted to have won the gold medal – it makes me forget about the pain. My biggest opponent was not the international contestants but my injury.”
“We gained so much experience – I don’t even know how to explain! Our rivals were good too – they did their best”, said another happy gold medallist, Sein Thiha.
“Burma are fielding two players in the game and the player ahead of me – because he pulled a flawless performance – was given a higher score to ensure the win”, said Soe Kyaw, bronze medallist. “I did my best to match his score, however I missed out on the gold medal”.
On Saturday the torch-relay made it to Rangoon. The chairman of the SEA Games organising committee had the honour of lighting the SEA Games flame. The torch will later be taken to Naypyidaw for the opening ceremony on Wednesday.