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Hosts Myanmar grab two taedwondo golds at SEA Games

English.news.cn   2013-12-18 20:25:35            

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- The 27th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games' taekwondo kicked off on Wednesday at Nay Pyi Taw's Wunna Theikdi Stadium to see two golds in the hands of the hosts Myanmar.

Myanmar were badly needing more medal accumulation to bring themselves back to the top after falling to the fourth in medal table for two days, when Taekwondo unexpectedly fulfiled the urgent need.

Myanmar's Yamin Kay Khine took a gold medal by 8.2 point in the women's Poomsae (single) while Thaw Zin Han was crowned by 8.4 in the men's Poomsae (single).

The taekwondo tournament, running from Dec. 16-21, attracted the athletes from nine countries in Poomsae (demonstration) events and Kyorugi (assaults) of 10 weight categories.

In Kyoguri assault event (Men's 68-74 kg) of the day, Thailand' s Peerathap Sila On won gold, beating Philippines' Harper Morrison by 7:8 in the final.

The 27th SEA Games comprises 33 sports that award 460 golds, 460 silvers, and 637 bronze medals to the winners.

The Games is held from Dec. 11-22 in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon, Mandalay and Nge Saung beach in Pathein with the theme of "Green, Clean, and Friendship".

Over 6,000 athletes and officials from 11 ASEAN countries participate in the biggest biennial tournament of the region.

Editor: Shen Qing
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