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Burmese ironman takes the gold

Video: Highlights from the men’s bodybuilding final in Rangoon

A smiling Min Zaw Oo flexed his muscles and struck a number of impressive but terrifying poses to shouts of applause to win gold for Burma in the SEA Games men’s bodybuilding 80kg category on Sunday.

Thailand’s Khuntal Phaungphet took the silver and Indonesia’s Komara Dhita Jana settled for bronze.

Draped in the Burmese flag, Min Zaw Oo stood on stage with the Thai and Indonesian contestants, and proudly watched as his country’s flag was raised to the national anthem.

The bodybuilding event was held at the Myanmar Convention Centre in Rangoon over the weekend and had five weight categories: 55kg, 60kg, 70kg, 80kg and 90kg.

Later that day the men’s 90kg category took place and Ngai Hoeng Wong from Malaysia took the gold.

In bodybuilding, contestants perform poses and individual routines to a panel of judges who score them on their muscularity, symmetry and conditioning.