Myanmar’s Wushu team wins one gold, one silver, two bronzes while Pool 9 Ball team reach semifinals

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Myanmar’s Wushu athlete Sandi Oo is seen with the XXXII SEA Games gold medal. PHOTO: MWF

The XXXII SEA Games events continued in Phnom Penh, Cambodia yesterday and Myanmar’s Wushu team grabbed one gold, one silver, and two bronzes, and the Pool 9 Ball team sealed the semifinal spot.
Myanmar’s Sandi Oo won one gold medal with 9.6800 points during the Changquan competition of the Women’s Taolu Wushu Event while Indonesian athlete Eugenia Diva Widodo grabbed the silver medal with 9.6500 points, and Malaysian athlete Pang Pui Yee secured the bronze with 9.6430 points. Sandi Oo brought one gold and two silvers for the country in the Wushu events. She picked one silver medal for the Women’s Jianshu and Qiangshu Event and another silver for the Duilian Event along with Aye Thitsa Myint. Aye Thitsa Myint also garnered one more silver for Myanmar at the Nandao + Nangun Event with 18.3030 points while Malaysian athlete Tan Cheong Min secured the gold medal with 19.1600 points and Viet Nam’s Phan Thi Thu Bình got the silver with 18.4130 points.
In 48-kg Women’s Sanda Event, Myanmar’s Cherry Than finished second and grabbed the silver as she lost to Viet Nam’s athlete in the final. Myanmar’s Nay Win Htut also grabbed the bronze medal in the Men’s 70-kg event of Wushu. Myanmar’s Wushu Team has already garnered one gold, three silvers, and three bronzes in the XXXII SEA Games. Next, Myanmar’s Pool 9 Ball team Bhone Myint Kyaw (alias) Ar Ti and Thaw Zin Htet also advanced to the semifinal stage by beating team Brunei 9-7. Although the Myanmar team won, they played from behind and were losing 3-6 until the end of nine small games.
However, from the 10th game to the 14th game, they won five games in a row and were able to lead 8-6, and won the 16th game. In other quarterfinal matches of Pool 9 Ball, Thailand beat Laos 9-1 and the Philippines beat Viet Nam 9-2. The semifinals of the Pool 9 Ball will continue today, and the Myanmar team will play against the Philippines. — Ko Nyi Lay/KZL

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