Second SEAP Games

Update : January 22, 2021

The 2nd SEAP (South East Asia Peninsular) Games was held in Rangoon in December 1961.

Aung San Stadium was the main venue for Track & Field and Soccer. Swimming, Diving and Water Polo contests wer held at the Amyotha Yay Koo Kan (National Swimming Pool) on U Wisara Road.

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University Athletes for 2nd SEAP Games 
Photo : Richard Yu Khin
  • Dean U Yu Khin was Chairman of the Sports Promotion Committee.
  • U Tin Maung Swe was Secretary of the Sports Promotion Committee.
  • Dr. Ko Ko Lay was Chairman of the University Sports Council.

University Students who represented Burma in the Games

  • Tun Mra, Kyaw Mra, Soe Mra and Tun Naung (Athletics)
  • Derek Lynsdale and Aye Kyaw (Swimming)
  • Richard Yu Khin (Yachting)
  • Joe Ba Maung, Than Lwin and Mu Mu Khin (Tennis)
  • Mao Toon Siong and C. Say Eng (Table Tennis)
  • Maung Hla and Thida (Badminton)
  • Myo Nyunt (Weightlifting)
  • Kyaw Han (Volleyball)
  • Nyan Min (Basketball)


In Track and Field, Burma placed first in the medal standings. Tun Mra won a Gold in the 4×100 m relay with Soe Aung (Burma Champion) as anchor. Kyaw Mra won Silver in the Hurdles. Soe Mra won Gold in the Pole Vault. Tun Mra, Kyaw Mra and Soe Mra are the sons of U Shwe Mra. Kyaw Mra would later serve as National Coach.


In Swimming, Burma placed first in the medal standings. Tin Maung Ni won 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 4x100m freestyle relay, and 4×100 medley relay. His team mates won the other events. Aye Kyaw (cousin of Dr. Hla Yee Yee) and Derek Lynsdale represented Burma in swimming.


Richard Yu Khin won Gold in Yachting.


Joe Ba Maung was the National Singles Champion in Tennis. He and Than Lwin were the National Doubles Champion. Than Lwin would succeed Joe Ba Maung as the Singles Champion. Mu Mu Khin (Daphne Tha Dok) was the Ladies Champion, She later married Than Lwin.

Table Tennis

Mao Toon Siong was Burma Champion for Singles and Doubles in Table Tennis. He later served as National Coach.

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