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November 15, 2018

Myanmar wins six gold medal at 7th South East Asian Open Championship

Myanmar women’s archer aims at shooting the target. PHOTO: MNA

MYANMAR has thus far won six gold, three silver and four bronze medals at the 7th South East Asian Open Archery Championship-2018, running from 3 to 7 November at Kyaikkasan archery field in Yangon.
On the third day of the championship, held yesterday, Myanmar’s Pyae Sone Hnin placed second in the Women’s
70-meter Recurve round, after losing 6-9 against Hong Kong’s Lee Shuk Kwan, who placed first, while Sandar Oo took fourth place for Myanmar after yielding 9-10 to Hong Kong’s Cheng Chin Yi, who placed third.
In the Men’s 70-meter Recurve round, Myanmar’s Htike Lin Oo took third place, while MD. Emdadul Haque Milon from Bangladesh placed first and Denchai Thepna finished second.
In other competitions, Myanmar’s San Nu Lwin won a gold medal and placed first in the Women’s 70-meter Recurve round, while Thida Nwe and Khin Lay Lwin won silver and bronze medals, placing first, second and third, respectively.
They were awarded their medals by the Vice President of World Archery and President of SEAFF, Sanguan Kosavinta.
In the Men’s 70-meter Recurve round, Kaung Khant Maw won the first-place gold medal and Nay Lin Oo won third-place bronze, while a Thai contestant won the second-place silver. They were awarded their medals by President of SEAFF and Honorary Patron of Myanmar Archery Foundation Dr. Khin Shwe.
In the Men’s 50-meter Compound round, Myanmar’s Zin Thurein Hmue won a gold medal, while Hong Kong competitors took the silver and bronze. They were awarded by Myanmar Archery Association Chairman U Zay Thiha.
In the Women’s Team 50-meter Compound Round, Myanmar placed second, while Thailand placed first and Hong Kong second. They were awarded by Vice President and Secretary General of SEAFF Maji. (Rtd) Baharuddi Jamil.
In the Mixed Team 70-meter Recurve round, the gold and bronze medals were won by Myanmar’s Team A and Team B, respectively, while the silver medal went to Team Thailand. They were awarded by the Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Sports, U Kyaw Oo.
In the Men’s Team 50-meter Compound round, first place went to Hong Kong, second to Myanmar and third to Laos. They were awarded by Judge Chairman of World Archery ASSA Mr. Frankie Hong Mouswi.
In the Mixed Team 70-meter Recurve round, Myanmar’s Team A and Team B won gold and bronze, respectively, while Team Bangladesh won silver. They were awarded by Patron of Myanmar Women’s Sports Federation Daw Nan Aye Khine.
In the Mixed Team 50-meter Compound round, the first, second and third ranks went to Myanmar, Laos and Hong Kong, respectively. They were awarded by Vice Chairman of Myanmar Archery Federation U Tauk Tun.
The competitions will continue in Kyaikkasan archery ground at 8am today.—MNA (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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