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Myanmar wins first gold in SEA Games, attended by Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs

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Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs and Chairman of the Myanmar Olympic Committee U Min Thein Zan attended the 31st Southeast Asian Games as Myanmar is competing in 20 sports at the 31st Southeast Asian Games.
Union Minister U Min Thein Zan, Sports and Physical Education Department Director-General U Tun Myint Oo and the Myanmar Sports Team observed the Kurash +87 kilogramme semi-final and finals which were held at Gymnasium in Hanoi, Viet Nam at 2 pm yesterday.
Myanmar athlete Ma Aye Aye Aung won the gold medal for Myanmar in the Kurash +87kg event.
In the semi-finals, Ma Aye Aye Aung defeated her rival Thai athlete. She advanced to the final after defeating the Vietnamese athlete in the semi-finals.
After that, she continued to compete with the Filipino athlete Tancontian Sydney Sy in the final. Ma Aye Aye Aung defeated the Filipino athlete and won the first gold medal for Myanmar.
The Philippines won the silver medal and host Viet Nam won the bronze medal after the event.
Kurash athlete Ma Aye Aye Aung, who won a gold medal in today’s event, once won a gold medal in judo in the 24th Southeast Asian Games in Thailand in 2007.
She has won one gold medal in the 26th Southeast Asian Games in Indonesia in 2011 and another gold medal in the 27th Southeast Asian Games hosted by Myanmar in 2013, and thus she has earned three gold medals in total in Judo. — MNA

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