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SPORTS AND ACADEMICS (Text and Supplementary Notes)

Video Broadcast : #201
January 18, 2021

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Dr. Pe Nyun, U Khin Maung Wint (Bobby), Cox, Dr. Pe Thein, U Tin U

Coexistence of Academic and Sports

  • In the early days, University students excel at academic and sports.
    Many went on to have illustrious professional careers.
  • ICS James Barrington (RUBC Gold)
    Permanent Representative to the United Nations
    Burmese Ambassador
  • Mr. Balwant Singh (RUBC Gold)
    Commissioner of Pegu Division
    Joined UN
  • Some early Medical Doctors (who are RUBC Gold)
    Dr. Ronald Lwin (San Lwin, Cardiologist)
    Dr. Pe Nyun (Pediatric Surgeon, Lead for “Ma Nan Soe and Ma Nan San” operation)
    Dr. Pe Thein (Professor, Minister of Health and Education)
    Dr. Myo Tint
    Dr. Donald Chan
    Dr. Thein Htut
    Dr. Harry Saing represented Burma in Rowing, Hockey and Cricket and represented the Faculty of Medicine in Track and Field, and Football. He is Past Captain and Gold of RUBC, and is two time Champion of ARAE (Amateur Rowing Association of the East). He and Saya Dr. Pe Nyun (Past Secretary and Gold of RUBC) operated Ma Nan Soe and Ma Nan San (the first set of conjoined twins) at the Rangoon Children Hospital. Dr. Harry served as Professor of Pediatric Surgery at the Hong Kong University. He also served as Patron of the Hong Kong Rowing and Sailing Club, which hosted FEARA (Far East Amateur Rowing Association) Regattas. According to Htaik San (Henry Kao), Dr. Harry provided physical and moral support to the RUBC crews competing at FEARA regattas.
    Sadly, he is GBNF (Gone But Not Forgotten). I wrote about his in the Souvenir Magazine.
    Per his wishes, his ashes were scattered into the waters near his second favorite Rowing Club (after his favorite RUBC).
  • Some early Engineers / Architects (who are RUBC Gold)
    U Kyaw Thein (DCA)
    U Tin U (also Captain of Rangoon Golf Club)
    U Chan Tha (also Captain of Prome Hall Soccer Team)
    U Tin Htut (co-founder of BASES)
    U Tin Htoon (ARAE Champion in 1958 and 1960, Silver Medalist in SEAP Yachting)
    U L. Than Myint
    U Than Soe
    U Sein Htoon
    U Thaung Lwin
    U Myo Myint
    U Than Htut
  • There are many RU athletes who represented Burma.
    Some competed in international events :
    SEAP and SEA Games
    Asian Games
    Olympics
    World Championships
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