When a martial arts team gets something good going, nobody wants to be the one to mess it up. So when ONE Championship rolls into Yangon on October 7, 28-year-old Kevin Belingon will feel a heavy weight on his shoulders – Team Lakay, his ragtag team of wushu sanshou practitioners, has racked up 13 straight victories. His bout with Tajikistan’s Muin Gafurov will put the streak on the line.
In what looks like a victory for the home team, Nay Pyi Taw FC is to donate its home ground, Paung Laung Stadium, to the Ministry of Health and Sports. This should open the way for the public to use the ground, something local MPs have been fighting for since 2011.
Though local fans will undoubtedly be focused on hometown hero Aung La Nsang, the headline fight at the upcoming ONE Championship fight card on October 7 carries a rare pedigree sure to attract attention of its own.
It's time to rewrite the books: Myanmar’s annual U18 athletics competition, held from September 19 to 21 at Wunna Theikdi Stadium in Nay Pyi Taw, yielded a whole slew of new under-18 records across a range of events and disciplines.
The Myanmar U19s team’s seemingly charmed Asian Football Federation Championship campaign came to a sour end yesterday after a draw against Thailand left the White Angels with a third-place group stage finish.
Zeyar Shwe Myay
Nay Pyi Taw FC
United of Thanlyin