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September 19, 2018

17-year-old Myanmar stunt performer wins first prize in Bangkok motorcycle competition

Young motorcycle stunt performer competing at the junior event in the 39th Bangkok International Motor Show 2018. Photo: Myanmar Digital News

A young Myanmar motorcycle stunt performer won first prize in the junior competition in the 39th Bangkok International Motor Show 2018 that was held on 6 April in Thailand.
Maung Thet Naung Zaw, who is 17 years old and from Nandawyar ward in Amarapura Township in Mandalay Region, won first prize in the competition which included about 20 other young contenders from
Thailand, Indonesia and Myanmar.
“I have been interested in performing motorcycle stunts since I was 14. I used to practice stunts in the Manaw Yaman grounds in Mandalay at that time. These days I am practicing on roads that are not busy or crowded.
One difficulty for me is that there is no exclusive place for me to practice my motorcycle stunts in my country. Furthermore my country does not have any organizations or clubs that support motorcycle stunt riding on a competitive level and there aren’t any kinds of competitions as well,” Maung Thet Naung Zaw said.
In the Bangkok International Motor Show 2018, he performed stunts for three minutes with a Honda MSX 125.
Ko Naung Naung, trainer of Maung Thet Naung Zaw, said “I am glad when I saw a new generation follow the path we paved. What I want to say to younger people is that we welcome youngsters who want to become motorcycle stunt performers if they have the focus and ambition to reach the international level of competition.”

 

Myanmar Digital News

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