Friday, January 20, 2017
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Myanmar athletes debut in Rio

Myanmar is not known for its swimming prowess – in fact, most Myanmar people in urban areas don’t learn to swim, and the country’s swimming federation is defunct – but that hasn’t stopped 14-year-old Thint Myat from diving in headfirst.

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Ye Tun Naung’s last shot for Rio gold

Myanmar's only qualifying Olympic athlete will have his last chance at a medal tonight when the men’s 50-metre pistol shooting competition gets underway.

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Heavy rain drives off Dragons at YUSC

This past weekend’s dream match-up was deferred when rain broke up a battle of the heavyweights between Yangon United and Zeyar Shwe Myay in only the 13th minute at YUSC, giving the Lions some much-appreciated extra rest ahead of their second General Aung San Shield semifinal clash tomorrow against Yadanarbon.

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Myanmar athletes hunt for hardware

As the first weekend of the 2016 Olympics wraps up in Rio de Janeiro, countries such as Australia, the US and Brazil are racking up the hardware in the race to win the Games.

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San Yu Htwe gets set to fire

Mark your schedules and get set to tune in: Myanmar’s Olympic delegation will see its first test tonight when San Yu Htwe draws her bow for the women’s archery individual recurve.

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Relegation looming for Rakhine or Southern

The 2016 Myanmar National League season is down to its third-to-last week, and while the season winners – Yadanarbon – are already crowned, for the unlucky bunch at the bottom of the table the battle to avoid relegation is just heating up.

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Mad fans wreck stadium: White Angels fall

A single, rubber flip-flop; a banana peel; a handful of stadium chairs – all this and more littered the edge of the pitch in Mandalay’s Mandalar Thiri Stadium on July 4. The debris came raining down during the Myanmar vs Vietnam semifinal of this year’s AFF Women’s Championship.

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Gunning for gold: Myanmar shooter eyes Olympic glory

Standing stock-still, right arm outstretched, eyes unblinking, Myanmar’s only Olympic qualifier squeezes the trigger and sends a pellet slamming into a paper target – a skill honed during military service in the formerly junta-run nation.

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Mandalay wins national championship

In a tune-up for the country’s upcoming appearance in the 5th Asian Beach Games, Myanmar held its first-ever regional and state vovinam competition last month in Nay Pyi Taw’s Wunna Theikdi Stadium.

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Selection fight wrap- up: Who will fight on?

In a suitably knockabout event, the Mandalay Traditional Lethwei Subcommittee held its challenge and regional selection matches at Aung Myay Mingalar Stadium on July 30.

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1 5 3
Zwekapin United
1 1 3
Ayeyawady United
1 1 3
1 1 3
Chin United
1 0 1
Yadanarbon
1 0 1
Rakhine United
1 0 1
1 0 1
1 -1 0
GFA
1 -1 0
Nay Pyi Taw FC
1 -1 0
Magwe FC
1 -5 0
Last Updated - 17 January 2017
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Manaw Myay
22 51 52
GFA
22 21 49
Nay Pyi Taw FC
22 33 48
Mahar United
22 31 48
Myawady FC
22 23 36
Mawyawadi FC
22 1 35
City Stars
22 1 28
University FC
22 -17 23
Dagon FC
22 -11 20
Pong Gan
22 -37 12
United of Thanlyin
22 -47 11
Silver Stars
22 -49 10
Last Updated - 28 August 2016