|A rehearsal for opening ceremony of SEA Games held inWunna Theikdi Stadium in Nay Pyi Taw on November 28th (Phot0-Soe Nyunt/EMG)|
A chinlone competition was not included in the 1961 and 1969 SEA Games hosted by Myanmar. Forty-four years later, Myanmar is hoping to win many gold medals in chinlone as host of the 27th SEA Games.
The Myanmar Chinlone Federation anticipates winning as many as six gold medals in the chinlone event. As one of Myanmar’s traditional sports, chances are good that the country could win gold on the very first day of competition.
At the last SEA Games held in Indonesia, Myanmar won 16 gold medals and finished seventh in the overall standings.
As host of the 27th SEA Games, Myanmar is hoping to win about 100 gold medals and finish between first and third place overall, according to Sports Minister Tint San.
Another popular Myanmar sport, sepak takraw, will take place on the closing day of the SEA Games schedule. The SEA Games end on December 22.