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Promotion Of Sports: 21st Anniversary Of “Combined Training For Sports And Education”

1 August 2018

The 21st anniversary of “Combined Training for Sports and Education” programme opened by the Institute of Sports and Physical Education (Yangon) was celebrated at Pyidaungsu Hall of Kyeikkasan Sports Ground on Wednesday.

The “Combined Training for Sports and Education” programme began in 1997 with the aim of improving Sports sector of the country and bringing out the sports skills of students - it included training for 10 types of sports - Football, Volleyball, Track & Field, Weightlifting, Boxing, Swimming, Judo, Badminton, Gymnastics and Myanmar Martial Arts.

Table Tennis Player, Wutyi Aung said “I take table tennis training here before going to school. I participated in 2018 ASEAN Schools Games as part of the Myanmar Team in Malaysia and won the bronze medal.”

Taekwondo Player, Nahn Myat Thu said “It has been 4 years since I started training at this institute. I've won multiple gold, silver and bronze medals. I also won the first prize at essay writing contest for international day against drugs abuse and illicit trafficking. I decided to take on Taekwondo as I would like to learn self-defense and attack.”

At present, the “Combined Training for Sports and Education” programme offers training for 23 types of sports - about 470 trainees were trained at 2018-2019 academic year.

Boat Race Rower, Sithu Eain said “We won a gold medal, a silver medal and a bronze medal at a competition held in China. I started training at this institute in 2014. I would like to encourage youths to take on sports.”

Boat Race Rower, Sai Pyae Kyaw said “Rowing is great for health and increases stamina as it needs a lot of strength. For the competition in China, I was trained twice a day except for Sunday for the whole week.”

At the ceremony, the outstanding trainees who won prizes at various international and local competitions on sports and educations were presented with honor awards and special awards.