Soe Thiha Kyaw amazed in the Myanmar Regions & State Boxing Championships
Myanmar Boxing Federation hosted its 45th edition of the Regions & State Boxing Championships in Nay Pyi Taw. Thazin Wai, Aye Nyein Htoo and Aye Aye Soe delivered the best performance in the women part of the event while Soe Thiha Kyaw, Zaw Myint Moe, Nay Lin Naing and Hnin Wai were topped in the men competition with outstanding boxing.
Nay Pyi Taw was the host of the 2013 Southeast Asian Games where Myanmar claimed also gold medal as well. Myanmar competed in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur a few months ago which was their highlight this year. Myanmar sent two women boxers to the ASBC Asian Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships to Ho Chi Minh City which was their historical first participation in that continental event.
The first gold medal of the whole competition was won by Magway’s young talent Mee Lay, who took the title at the pinweight (45kg), defeated Su Shar Nyo in the final. Myanmar Women’s National Championships bronze medallist Thazin Wai has been competing in the national events since 2010 therefore her success over Yangon’s Yee Hman Htar was the success of her experiences.
Myanmar Women’s National Championships silver medallist Aye Nyein Htoo is a new face in their boxing life but she was able to beat Yin Yin Aung in their final. Myanmar National Sports Festival bronze medallist Ei Phyu Htwe achieved the next title in the women’s bantamweight (54kg) where she was too strong for Mya Moe Thu.
Yangon’s Ngu Wah Oo impressed also the judges and the crowd in the national event following her success over Naw El Nay Moo in the final of the featherweight (57kg). Myanmar Women’s National Championships bronze medallist Aye Aye Soe secured the sixth gold medal of the women competition in the Regions & State Boxing Championships after beating Kachin’s Sai Lu Lu.
Soe Thiha Kyaw is not the most experienced male boxer in Myanmar but his strong punches delivered for him a title at the light flyweight (49kg) following his sensational triumph over National Sports Festival winner Aung Wai Lin. Yangon’s Zaw Myint Moe claimed silver medal in the last edition of the Myanmar National Championships but this time he was able to change that into a brighter one after beating Aung Aung in the men’s flyweight (52kg).
Pegu’s Nay Lin Naing was silver medallist in the Myanmar National Championships one year ago and moved back to the lightweight (60kg) which was a big success for him as he topped in this category in Nay Pyi Taw. His final opponent was Hsan Htike Aung but Nay was able to find the best fighting distance in time to beat his rival.
Pegu’s next title was delivered by Hnin Wai at the middleweight (75kg) who also did the same top performance as Zaw Myint Moe and Nay Lin Naing following their silver medals in the National Championships. Hnin Wai was able to win his next final in a national event and controlled Yangon’s Ko Zaw in the title contest.
List of the winners in the Myanmar Regions & State Boxing Championships
Women’s 45kg: Mee Lay
Women’s 48kg: Thazin Wai
Women’s 51kg: Aye Nyein Htoo
Women’s 54kg: Ei Phyu Htwe
Women’s 57kg: Ngu Wah Oo
Women’s 60kg: Aye Aye Soe
Men’s 46kg: Hla Oo
Men’s 49kg: Soe Thiha Kyaw
Men’s 52kg: Zaw Myint Moe
Men’s 56kg: Pyae Sone
Men’s 60kg: Nay Lin Naing
Men’s 64kg: Khun Sai
Men’s 69kg: Kyaw Ye Htoo
Men’s 75kg: Hnin Wai
Men’s 81kg: Soe Oo