For archive (Updated on February 26, 2019)
Saya U Htin Paw (EE58) stood first in his final year class. Saya is a double gold medalist. He received a letter from Saya U Yu Khin, Registrar of Rangoon University. Saya was requested to pay 150 kyats for each gold medal because the original endowment no longer covered the rising price of gold.
Saya U Soe Paing (EE) tied with two other students for the highest marks in Mathematics in I.Sc. Since three gold medals were to be awarded, Saya was asked to pay for the cost of the gold medal.
In the early days, RUBC (Rangoon University Boat Club) used to award cups to the winning teams. Gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded in the latter days. For obvious reasons, the medals are plated.
The President of the Union of Burma donated the “President’s Challenge Cup for Inter-Club Eights.” In the inaugural competition, RUBC beat the combined team of Calcutta Lake Club and Calcutta University Rowing Club.
The Prime Minister of the Union of Burma donated the “Prime Minister’s Challenge Cup for Inter-Club Fours.” RUBC won in the inaugural competition.
P. Orr Tun Yin was a primary supplier of the cups and medals. U Hla Din and sons became the secondary source.
For soccer, there was “Dunlop Shield (Daing)”
In some International competitions, the two losing semi-finalists are jointed awarded third prize. So, the number of bronze medals can be higher than the number of gold medals.
Due to the introduction of tie-breakers, we rarely have joint champions. Only in a few instances (e.g. the clock cannot discriminate the two winners), two gold medals were awarded to the joint champions.