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Xinhua: Myanmar wraps two golds in Asiad Sepaktakraw

Updated:2010-11-27 14:17:14 Source: Xinhua

Guanghzou, November 27 - Myanmar has wrapped two gold medals in Sepaktakraw at the Guangzhou Asian Games on Saturday.

Myanmar wins gold medal in Men's Sepaktakraw at Guangzhou Asiad

They beat Korea and China in the finals of Men's and Women's Double respectively.

Myanmar wins gold medal in Women's Sepaktakraw at Guangzhou Asiad

In Women's Double final, Kyu Kyu Thin and Phyu Phyu Than outplayed the the Chinese team Sun Xiaodan and Wang Xiaohua 2-1 to win the gold medal.

Losing the opener 15-21, the Chinese were so close to their first Asiad Sepaktakraw gold medal by winning the second set 21-14, but they lost the decider 16-17.

China has also won one silver in Women's Team and two bronze medals in Men's Regu and Women's Regu.

Thailand showed its dominance of the sports by wrapping four of the six gold medals at Guangzhou.

Sepaktakraw, or "kicking woven ball", is played primarily in Thailand and Malaysia. It is like Volleyball, but with a no-hands rule. The sport made the debut at the Beijing Games in 1990 and the Women's competition was added at Bangkok in 1998.

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