The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 04 July 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Myanmar nabs silver in Thailand

Myanmar's weightlifting team earned one silver and three bronze medals at the 1st Southeast Asian Weightlifting Championship in Ayutthaya, Thailand, from June 26 to 28. Participating in the competition were 59 athletes from eight ASEAN nations, including four men and three women from Myanmar.

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Lethwei fighters train their sights on the world

Myanmar's practitioners of traditional boxing, or lethwei, have been speaking of their excitement at the opportunity to step into the cage of mixed martial arts.

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Mixing with the best

World-Class mixed martial arts (MMA) will explode in Yangon on July 18 when Brazilian Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes defends his One Championship World Bantamweight title against Toni “Dynamite” Tauru of Finland.

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Hail, César!

Another goal from the perennial league-leading goal scorer César Augusto of Yangon United gave the Lions a 2-1 victory over second-place Ayeyawady United at the Yangon United Sports Complex, placing them eight points clear after 10 games of the Myanmar National League-2.

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Federation secures stands

The Myanmar Football Federation is taking action to make football stadiums safer, after outbreaks of crowd violence that have plagued home and international fixtures in recent years.

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Games organisers investigate 8500 pieces of silver

Money received by members of the Myanmar U23s Southeast Asian Games silver-medal-winning team – in apparent appreciation of their efforts – may have been part of a scalping scheme cover-up, it has been alleged by several Singaporean media outlets.

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Son of Myanmar swim star sets US age-group records

Winn Aung, 12, the son of former Myanmar national swimmer Than Tun Aung, now living in Redding, California, broke another two United States national age-group records to take the total number of long-course records he currently holds to five.

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Skaters hope to roll out sport’s future

Roller sport could soon become an Olympic sport and the president of the Myanmar Skate Federation wants to be ready should it feature at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

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Second to none, says India

The 1st International Day of Yoga was marked in Yangon’s Thuwunna Indoor Stadium by a mass demonstration of yoga postures and protocol by 500 yogis drawn from across Myanmar.

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Yangon object to rival eligibility

The  Myanmar National League has dismissed a complaint from league leaders Yangon United over the eligibility of newly signed players to feature in championship rivals Ayeyawady United’s rescheduled fixture with Chin United on June 22.

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