Canoeists Sai Min Wai and Win Htike on Saturday captured Myanmar’s first gold medal of the 28th SEA Games in the men’s C2 doubles 1000-meter race here.
The winning pair finished in a time of 3:43.814, ahead of Indonesian duo Yunus Muhammad and Tarra Anwar in 3:44.950 and the Philippines’ Ojay Fuentes and Hermie Macaranas in 3:58.377.
Vice President U Nyan Tun presented the Myanmar canoeists with their medals after watching the race with Union Minister for Sports U Tint San and deputy ministers.
In the C1 1000m men’s event, Myanmar’s Thant Zin Oo snared Silver in a time of 4:06.707, behind Indonesian gold medalist Marjuki in 4:02.349. The Philippines’ Hermie Macaranas took bronze.
In the K1 1000m kayak event, Aung Myo Thu from Myanmar took bronze, finishing behind Lucas Teo, of Singapore, and Wichan Jaitieng, of Thailand.