Published on Thursday, 17 January 2013 10:19
Myanmar won the most medals in the 27th Southeast Asia Archery Championship, which was held in held in Nay Pyi Taw for the first time. The national team took nine gold, four silver and three bronze medals in the January 10 to 13 competition that drew 100 archers from six nations.
The women’s team took four gold medals in both the re-curve and compound events. The national team also won the gold medal for the recurve mixed team event and silver in the compound mixed team event. The men’s team took one silver medal in the recurve team event, two silver medals in the compound team event, and a bronze medal in recurve team event. The women’s team also picked up a pair of bronze medals in the compound team event.
The national team was the largest at the competition, comprising 30 archers. Vietnam sent 19, Malaysia and Singapore 10 each, Indonesia six and Thailand four.
The competition is divided into two events: recurve and compound with distances ranging from 30 to 70 meters.