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March 23, 2019

National medalists from 19th ASEAN University Games honoured in Nay Pyi Taw

Outstanding athletes who raised the esteem of Myanmar at the 19th ASEAN University Games were honored at a ceremony at Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. First, Union Minister for Education, Dr. Myo Thein Gyi delivered an opening speech.
In his speech, he said it is an auspicious day where outstanding athletes who won medals in the 19th ASEAN University Games were honored as they were promoting the image of the country and the people. Due to the supervision of Ministry of Health and Sports and Ministry of Education, the support of the chairmen of respective sports federations and sports sub-committees, Myanmar participated in 17 events and bagged a total of 79 medals of which 24 were gold, 26 were silver and 29 were bronze.
The Union Minister honour and put on record the athletes who put Myanmar in the fourth place in the University Games.He also added that more outstanding athletes are expected as B.Sc (Sport) classes are being conducted in Dagon University and Yadanabon University. Based on the lessons learnt at 19th University Games, all athletes should strive toward achieving more victories in the upcoming 20th University Games.
The Union Minister also expressed his appreciation to ministries, sports federations, donors and all those who are ought to be thanked. Afterwards, Union Minister for Education, Dr. Myo Thein Gyi and Chairman of the Union Civil Service Board, Dr. Win Thein presented certificates of honour to the gold, silver and bronze winners in the 19th University Games. Next, Deputy Minister for Education, U Win Maw Tun and Deputy Minister for Health and Sports Dr. Mya Lay Sein presented certificates of honour to the sports federation authorities who assisted the athletes to win the medals. The Ministry of Education and donors then presented K 5 million for the gold medalists, K 3 million for the silver medalists and K 2 million for the bronze medalists respectively. Following that, Sports Federations also presented K 3 million for the gold medalists, K 2 million for the silver medalists and K 1 million for the bronze medalists respectively. Subsequently, Nay Pyi Taw Council member U Tin Tun also presented certificates of honour to liaison officers and Masters of Ceremony. Next, Director-General of the Department of Higher Education, Dr. Thein Win presented certificates of honour to the hoteliers who assisted with accommodation for the foreign athletes during the holding of the University Games.
After the ceremony, a luncheon was hosted. —MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Lin)

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