Fine traditions must be passed to new generation athletes as they all need to continue efforts for improved qualifications: Senior General

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The Senior General gives cash awards to gold medallist Warrant Officer Zin Lin Tun.

Chairman of the State Administration Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing delivered an address at the ceremony to present honorary certificates, certificates of honour and cash awards to victorious athletes and coaches in the XXXI SEA Games held in Viet Nam, at Bayintnaung Villa in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon.

Deserved honour is given to Tatmadaw member athletes pouring out efforts in competitions for the State and Tatmadaw
Speaking on the occasion, the Senior General said that in the past, the talents of Tatmadaw member athletes contributed to Myanmar’s football team’s brilliant victories. Tatmadaw member athletes brought honour to the State by securing many medals in track and field, boxing, weightlifting and judo apart from football. Deserved honour was given to Tatmadaw member athletes pouring out efforts in competitions for the State and the Tatmadaw.

Efforts for ensuring the health and fitness of the entire nation and enhancement of education qualifications
Arrangements are being made to hold the sports competitions in the entire nation and efforts are made to recover the education tasks which faced loss in the outbreak of COVID-19. In the third quarter of this year, the Tatmadaw sports competition and inter-state/region sports competitions will be held as a gesture of hailing Diamond Jubilee Independence Day. Athletes need to understand the value of sports with nationalistic concepts to make further efforts for gaining greater victories. Tatmadaw member athletes need to uplift their skills in the sports events to be able to represent the nation in the international sports competitions.

Fine traditions must be passed to new generation athletes as they all need to continue efforts for improved qualifications
In the XXXI SEA Games, Myanmar bagged nine gold, 18 silver and 35 bronze medals, totalling 62. In this regard, as 38 Tatmadaw member athletes participated in the games, they swept three gold, two silver and eight bronze medals, totalling 13. Tatmadaw members and their wives secured many medals in football, volleyball, shooting, track and field, weightlifting, Judo and rowing events. Today’s award winners need to always try hard to improve their skills and give training to new generation athletes to secure their precious experiences as part of handing over the fine traditions to them.

Presenting honorary certificates and cash awards
The Senior General presented certificates of honour and cash awards to gold medallists Warrant Officer II Thein Than Oo in the Wushu singles event, Warrant Officer Zin Lin Tun and Warrant Officer Zaw Zaw in the team-wise Vovinam event.
The wife of the Senior General presented certificates of honour and cash awards to gold medallist Ma Aye Aye Aung, wife of Corporal Tin Myo Lwin, in singles judo/kurash event and silver medallist Captain Daw Chit Soe Nwe in the shooting (team-wise) event.
The Vice-Senior General presented Warrant Officer II Ye Tun Naung who secured two silver medals in the shooting singles event and team-wise event, bronze medalist Sergeant Kyaw Ko Ko in the Vovinam singles event and bronze medallist Private Soe Myint Tun in the judo/kurash singles event.
The wife of the Vice-Senior General presented honorary certificates and cash awards to bronze medallists Private Myo Min Htet in the wushu singles event, Private Wai Thu Lwin in the Vovinam singles event and Corporal Kyaw Zin Latt in the Sepak Takraw event.
The Chief of the General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) presented certificates of honour and cash awards to bronze medalists Private Aung Ye Zaw and Private Aung Thu Min in the Sepak Takraw event and civilian substitute appointed U Win Htaik who won two bronze medals in two rowing (team-wise) events.
Adjutant General Lt-Gen Myo Zaw Thein presented certificates of honour and cash awards to Captain Nyan Soe for giving training to gold medallists in the judo/kurash events, Lance Corporal Tun Tun Win for giving training to gold medallists in the wushu event and Warrant Officer Zaw Lin Tun for giving training to bronze medalists in the rowing event respectively.

Taking pride in the presentation of honorary certificates of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, certificates of honour and cash awards
On behalf of medallists and coaches, an athlete spoke words of thanks, saying that they especially took pride in being honoured by the State and promoted one step ranks by the Tatmadaw and awarding honorary certificates of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, certificates of honour and cash awards. They pledged to secure a larger number of medals in the coming international sports competitions while representing the State.
Then, the victorious athletes and coaches were served a tea party. — MNA

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