29 December 2017
Institute of Sports and Physical Education of Yangon and Mandalay rowing competition kicked off on Friday.
It aims to turn out new young and potential players for the upcoming ASEAN SEA Games.
It includes international boat racing, canoe and kayak.
In Charge, Rowing Competition, Aung Tin Htun said “To become a national selection, it takes 5 years at least through indoor and outdoor training. Here, we prioritize our traditional boat racing. But now international boat racing, canoe and kayak are popular in the other countries. So we are trying to improve those racings.”
62 players from the Institutes of Sports and Physical Education of Yangon and Mandalay participate. There are 24 rowing events in the competition.
Player, Khine Thazin Htun said “I will compete in 2 events. All are canoe racing. I have to train for nearly 3 years to compete in racings like this. But training for this competition took only about a year.”
Player, Lwin Moe said “I will compete in 4 events. I trained with my best for 5 months to compete in this competition. I expect to grab medals in all events I compete.”
The competition will take place until December 31st.