Sports

Sports (198) : Some Champions

(1) Suk Bahadhur played soccer for Shan States, Army and Burma. He was Captain of the Burma Selected. He was also chosen as a Asian All Star.

(2) Tin Maung Ni swam for Rangoon University, Navy and Burma. He won several Gold Medals at the SEAP Games.

(3) Joe Ba Maung was Burma Singles Champion in Tennis. He was Burma Doubles Champion with Than Lwin, who succeeded him as Singles Champion.

(4) Maung Maung Lay (Ah Pu Lay) was Burma Singles Champion in Tennis. He was Burma Doubles Champion with Than Htut.

(5) Myee Tun Naw was Burma and SEAP Champion for Marathon.

(6) Shigan Bum was Burma and SEAP Champion for 5000 and 10000 meters. He was a runner up in the Marathon.

(7) Jimmy Crampton was Burma and SEAP Champion for 1500 meters.

(8) Saya Mao Toon Siong (M62) was Burma Singles and Doubles Champion in Table Tennis. He represented Burma in SEAP, Asian Games and Wold Championship. He served as Coach of the National Table Tennis team.

(9) Thein Myint and Tin Tun are Burma Boxing Champions. They represented Burma in SEAP, Asian Games and Olympics.

(10) Gracie Carr, Ma Tin Pu, Ma Khin Htay, and Jennifer Tin Lay are Burma Champions in Track and Field.

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Ba Than Nyunt wrote :

Dear Sir,

(U)Tin Maung Ni won Gold medals not only in SEAP

games but also in two successive Asian Games. If my recall is right, he is from Bhan Maw, Kachin State.

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KMZ wrote :

Jimmy Crampton is an OP, Old Paulian. If my memory serves me one of his running partners was non other than our own Dr. Rafiul Ahad, ex-UCC.

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Rafiul was chosen for the preliminary team for Burma. He placed third in the hurdles. His coach was Kyaw Khin (Old Paulian, and Burma Champion in hurdles and 1500m).

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Dr. Richard Yu Khin wrote :

I was on the swim team with Tin Maung Ni who is a gentleman. Ten of us were trained by Mr. Matsuda who was on the Japanese national swim team. Mr. Matsuda was manager of a Japanese company in Rangoon. He made us swim six 50 metres sprints, with one minute interval. The time difference for the 1st and 6th sprints — the decline curve should be limited. This was the first time we had scientific training in swimming. Tin Maung Ni was the only Asian, other than Japanese, to win a gold medal in swimming at the Asian Games. The US Embassy provided a goodwill tour of USA for Tin Maung Ni. He is from the Kachin State.

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