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27th SEA Games: Myanmar edge out Indonesia to win sepak takraw

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Indonesia (in red) and Myanmar contest the Sepak Takraw men’s double team finals. Myanmar came from behind to win the showpiece 2-1 and bag Gold in the process. (photo by John Yeong).

27th SEA Games 2013, Myanmar

Sepak Takraw

A closely contested final in the men’s double team for Sepak Takraw saw host nation Myanmar overcome a highly skilled Indonesian side to win two sets to one and land the gold medal.

Cheered on by a raucous home crowd, the Myanmar team made up of Aung Myo Swe, Aung Ko Oo, Aung Pyah Tun and Kyaw Soe Win fought the Indonesians point for point in the first set but lost 10-21. They came back in stylish fashion to win the next set 21-15 before sealing the tie and the gold medal in the third set.

Brunei and Cambodia were forced to share the bronze medal after being knocked out at the semi-final stage by the finalists.


Over at Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium, Thailand’s Nuttawee Klompong bagged the gold medal in the men’s 58kg category, overcoming Indonesia’s Ong Stevanus Ariosuseno in the final. Ong took silver while Doungsivilay Phammasone of Laos and Malaysia’s Rozaimi Rozali took bronze.

In the men’s 63kg category, Vietnam’s invincible Huynh Chau Le took gold, beating Malaysia’s Ryan Chong who took silver. The duo had previously overcome Philippines’ Paul Romero and Thailand’s Sornsart Poolpong in the semi-final stage.

Table Tennis

Singapore’s paddlers got their individual competition off to the perfect start, as each of the male and female paddlers navigated their way through the opening rounds and will compete in Saturday’s table tennis individual semi-finals and final.

Singapore is looking to add at least another gold medal to their haul having already won a double team gold on Thursday.

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