Indonesia leads the medal chart with 11 golds, 10 silver and 13 bronze after the first full day’s competition at the 7th ASEAN Para Games being hosted in Burma.
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The opening ceremony for the 7th ASEAN Para Games – hosted in Burma for the first time ever – was held at Wunna Theikdi Stadium in Naypyidaw on Tuesday evening.
Burma’s Traditional Boat Race team is working hard to be ready to defend its gold medals in the upcoming 28th Southeast Asian Games in Singapore.
After the success of the SEA Games, Burma is now preparing to host the ASEAN Para Games for the first time ever. With only a few days until the opening ceremony in Naypyidaw, the teams were more than ready.
Burma is due to host the ASEAN Para Games for the first time this December but athletes say the training facilities are substandard and lack proper equipment.
The women’s football team still have the momentum from the 2014 SEA games as they prepare for the Olympics in Brazil.
The equestrian competitions of the SEA Games include individual and team events in dressage, endurance and show jumping. The Burmese team won the silver medal in team dressage.
Two days before the official opening ceremony of the SEA Games, Burma has already won 10 gold medals. The Wushu competitions are going on in Naypyidaw until 10 December.
DVB caught up with Burma’s Wushu team to talk about their hopes for success, as they make their final preparations ahead of the SEA Games.
With the SEA Games on the horizon, traditional Burmese boxers are calling on the government to do more to promote the sport internationally.