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First Gold for Myanmar in SEA Games: Khin Cherry Thet grabs gold medal at Women’s Single Pétanque

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Myanmar’s Khin Cherry Thet focuses and throws the boules away during the Women’s Single Pétanque event at the Cambodian SEA Games. PHOTO: SEA GAMES 2023

Myanmar’s Khin Cherry Thet won a gold medal during the first day Women’s Single event of the Pétanque competition held under the XXXII SEA Games yesterday.
A total of eight players competed in the women’s singles competition, and the Thai and Vietnamese players who scored the most points in the first round were allowed to enter the semi-finals, while the remaining six players had to compete in the second round.
Khin Cherry Thet finished third and continued to compete in the second round, and was allowed to join the semi-finals as she was listed in the top two along with the Cambodian player.
She met Thai player Thong Thanom in the semi-finals and advanced to the final with a 44-31 victory. In the final, she faced Vietnamese player Nguyen Thi Thi and claimed the gold medal with a score of 42-30.
Khin Cherry Thet also won the gold medal in the previous XXXI Viet Nam SEA Games and has won the gold medal twice in a row. — Ko Nyi Lay/KZL

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