Myanmar men and women rowing teams fail to get prizes

Women 500 meter traditional rowing teams competing at the event. (Photo-Nyi Nyi Soe Nyunt)

The second day event of traditional rowing competition of 18th Asian Games was held at the Sports Complex in Palembang on August 26 where Myanmar rowing team failed to get prizes.

Although Myanmar rowing team has hoped for the prizes in the traditional rowing competition, they failed to get prizes. Myanmar was able to reach final event in 500 meter rowing competition, they had to satisfy with 6th place. Taiwan team won gold, China with silver and Indonesia with bronze prizes. Myanmar team has a huge gap of 9 second with the first prize winner Taiwan.

In women’s rowing competition, Myanmar got 5th place where Korea won gold medal, China got silver and Thailand got bronze.

Unified Korea, a team combining athletes from both the North and South won very first gold medal. Koreans enthusiastically cheered their teams holding miniature flags.

The Indonesian team won five medals in rowing at the Jakabaring Sports City (JSC) Palembang rowing venue from Aug. 19 to 24.

Till August 26, four kinds of rowing event have already held. Men’s 1000 meter event will be held today. Myanmar team will continue to participate in the final event. Among 30 sports events, Myanmar team participated in 9 events.