Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Myanmar boat race team eyes more golds in 27th SEA Games

Source: Global Times

Myanmar boat race team are undergoing camp trainings and seeking international experience abroad for grabbing more golds in the 27th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, official media reported Friday.

The team is formed with 154 tentatively selected athletes under 15 managers and three foreign coaches, said the New Light of Myanmar.

Out of them, 88 are for traditional boat race, 33 for Canoeing/ kayak. Both veteran selected racers or new faces are included.

Foreign canoe/kayak coaches are hired while traditional boat racers are being trained by local coaches.

A total of 41 gold medals will be presented for boat races in coming SEA Games.

"Current boat race team is even stronger than those in Indonesia SEA Games and has more time for training," the report quoted an official of Myanmar Boat Race Federation as saying.

Boat race is one of 33 games to be played in the SEA Games.

Myanmar boat racers bagged most medals in 26th SEA Games in Indonesia in 2011 with 10 gold, six silver and three bronze.

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