19 June 2017
About 112 players from States and Regions are participating in Shooting Tournament 2017 in Yangon starting on Monday. Khine Wutyi Thant has more.
It is an annual tournament organized by Myanmar Shooting Sport Federation under Department of Sports and Physical Education.
There are 2 types of shooting competitions such as U-25 male and female events for 10 meter Air pistol and 10 meter Rifle – a total of 4 competitions included.
President, Myanmar Shooting Sport Federation, Zaw Lwin Oo : In order to enhance our sport and turn out the best new players, we need to build more training camps. At present, there are only 3 camps; Lashoi, Monywa and Mandalay. And there is only a camp in Lashoi University at university level. As we are carrying out 5 years project, we are trying to build at least 15 camps in all states and regions.
Currently, about 18 best shooting players have been training at China for 1 and half month in order to bring good potential and results for the coming SEA Games.
Coach, Shan State Shooting Club, Tin Shwe: 19 players from my club are competing. 10 out of them are from Lashio University. We started the training course starting on 1st of June. Last year, we got enough training time and we gained the championship shield. For the last SEA Games, 1 player from our club participated and I think at least 5 best players can emerge from this tournament for the coming international matches.
This tournament aims to promote Shooting sport and to nurture the new generations.
Player, Chin State Shooting Club, Bawi Leng Koi: About 12 players from our state will participate in this tournament. Today 4 players are participating and I’m here to cheer up. I have been trained by Air gun at our training camp but here, I will compete in 10 meter Pistol competition. So I can face some difficulties but I will do my best.
The State and Region Shooting Sport tournament will take place for 3 days and the award presenting ceremony will be held on Friday.
Besides, at the end of this tournament, Olympic Shooting Sport Competition opened to all players will be held.