THE third batch of the Myanmar sports team left Yangon International Airport at 8 pm yesterday to compete in the 31st Southeast Asian Games to be held from 12 to 23 May in Hanoi, Viet Nam and other related cities.
The sports team was seen off by Yangon Region Development Minister Mayor U Bo Htay, Chairman of the Yangon Region Sports and Physical Education Committee and Region Attorney-General U Htay Aung and officials from the Department of Sports and Physical Education.
Eight male and four female golfers, three male and seven female athletes for Petanque Event, 11 male and one female for Fitness and Physique Contest, 15 male and 10 female athletes for Sepak Takraw, 28 male athletes for Esports, seven male athletes for Billiard and Snooker event, ten male and nine female athletes for track and field contest, 11 male athletes and seven female athletes for Archery event and Myanmar international referees are included in the sports team.
In turn, the fourth batch of the sports team will leave for Viet Nam on 13 May, the fifth batch on 16 May, and the sixth batch on 20 May by Myanma Airlines charter flights from Yangon International Airport. —MNA