Myanmar beat Japan in a close- fought five-set game (23-25, 25-22, 25-17, 19-25, 15-13) to secure a fifth-place finish in the Asian Men’s U23 Volleyball Championship at the Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
Singapore's Myanmar-born coach "992" eyes "at least 2 gold medals" in Dragon Boat Racing, Philippines women's volleyball to aim for 3rd place finish amid strong competition from Thailand and Myanmar, and more developments from Singapore and Philippines as the 29th Southeast Asian Games draw near.
Nay Pyi Taw and the Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium will continue to position themselves as a venue for continental level sporting events when they hold the Asian Junior Wrestling Championship from July 9 to 12.
Myanmar's U23 Volleyball side has come from nowhere to comprehensively top its group in the inaugural Asian Men’s U23 Volleyball Championship with three straight-sets victories and is now just two games away from a berth in the World U23 Championships to be held in Dubai, UAE, this August.
Zaw Zaw Latt, the leading player on the 2014 Myanmar Golf Tour hopes the challenge posed to him this year by last year’s outstanding rookie Myo Win Aung will spur on his game to a level where he can compete on the continental tours.
The U23 Southeast Asian Games squad may have ran out the victors 3-1 on May 10, when they met the U20 side preparing for the FIFA U20 World Cup, but in a sign of the relative strengths of the two Myanmar age-group sides the U20s used the match to give some valuable game time to their second-string line-up.