SEAP Games (Supplementary Notes)

Video Broadcast : #218
January 26, 2021

SEAP (South East Asia Peninsular) Games

1st SEAP Games

  • Thailand hosted the inaugural event at Bangkok in 1959
  • Burmese athletes include
    Tin Maung Ni and team (Swimming),
    Tun Mra, Kyaw Mra, Soe Mra and Tun Naung (Track and Field)

2nd SEAP Games

  • Burma hosted the event at Rangoon in December 1961.
  • Aung San Stadium was the main venue for Track & Field and Soccer.
    Volleyball, Basketball and Gymnastics were competed indoors.
  • Swimming, Diving and Water Polo contests were held at the National Swimming Pool on U Wisara Road.
  • 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)
  • Maung Hla and Thida (Badminton)
  • Nyan Min (Basketball)
  • Derek Lynsdale and Aye Kyaw (Swimming)
  • Mao Toon Siong and C. Say Eng (Table Tennis)
  • Joe Ba Maung, Than Lwin and Mu Mu Khin (Tennis)
  • Kyaw Han (Volleyball)
  • Myo Nyunt (Weightlifting)
  • Richard Yu Khin (Yachting)


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.


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.


Kyaw Han won the Gold as a member of the Burma Selected Team


Richard Yu Khin won Gold in Yachting.


  • The member nations include Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
  • Burma hosted the 2nd Games (in 1961) and the 5th Games (in 1969)
  • In the later period, SEAP Games gave way to SEA Games
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