Track And Field (Notes)

Video Broadcast : #169
January 2, 2021

Feedback from U Aye (M62, HIC/FAO/UN (Retired))

Track Events

  • Sprint
    100m, 200m, 400m
  • Middle Distance
    800m, 1500m
  • Long Distance
    5Km, 10Km, Marathon
  • Relay
    4 x 100m, 4 x 400m
  • Hurdles
    100m (Women), 110m (Men), 400m
  • Steeplechase
  • Walking
    20Km, 50Km

Field Events

  • Jump
    High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump
    Pole Vault
  • Throw
    Discus, Javelin, Hammer
    Shot Put

Combined Track and Field Events

  • Penthalon
  • Hepthalon
  • Decathalon

Burma Champions

  • Myee Tun Naw was Burma and SEAP Champion for Marathon.
  • Shigan Bum was Burma and SEAP Champion for 5000 and 10000 meters. He succeeded Myee Tun Naw as Marathon Champion.
  • Tun Mra and Tun Naung (from RU) won Bronze Medal for 4 x 100m relay at the 1st SEAP Games.
    They won Gold Medal for 4 x 100m relay anchored by Soe Aung at the 2nd SEAP Games.
    See Photo.
  • Kyaw Mra (RU) represented Burma in the 1st and 2nd SEAP Games.
    He won Silver Medal for Hurdles.
    He later joined SPED and also served as National Coach.
    See Photo.
  • Soe Mra (RU) represented Burma in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd SEAP Games.
    He won Gold Medals twice in Pole Vault.
    See Photo.
  • Maung Maung Mra (RU) won Bronze Medal for Pole Vault in the 5th SEAP Games.
  • Kyaw Khin (SPHS, RU) was Inter-Institute Champion for Hurdles and Middle Distance.
    He later served as National Coach.
  • Jimmy Crampton (SPHS) was Burma and SEAP Champion for 1500 meters.
  • Gracie Carr, Ma Tin Pu, Ma Khin Htay, and Jennifer Tin Lay were Burma Champions in Track and Field.

Feedback by U Aye (M62, HIC/FAO/UN (Retired))

100 m (Men)

  • Sein Pe competed in 100 m at the 1948 London Olympics.
    He was a good footballer, playing for Customs club and Burma selected, in left wing position.

High Jump (Men)

  • Donovan, from St. Patrick’s HS, Moulmein. Air Force. (Retired).
    Former National Record Holder
    His father was a clerk at St. Pat.
  • Mya Than (M59)
    RU and National Record Holder. 1958-59.

Triple Jump (Men)

  • T. Boonkert, from St. Patrick’s HS, Moulmein. ( Pre WW 2 Days).
    His record still stood when we were competing in Senior category in 1954-55.
    Former footballer Right Winger from Customs.
  • Kyaw Nyunt (Army)
    National champion and record holder in 1958-59.

800 meters (Men)

  • Ko Ko Gyi (famous Burma selected footballer) was a good runner also.
    He won the 800 meters at the National Champiobship when he was still in at the St. Patrick’s HS, Moulmein.

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