Chin female archer wins gold medal in SEA Games
16 December 2013: Talented Chin archer Aung Ngeain has won a gold medal in archery for Burma in the 27th SEA Games.
The 28-year-old beat her Indonesian opponent, Dellie Threeyaddinda, in the women’s compound individual event today, increasing the country’s tally of gold medals in the home competition.
She got through to the final after gaining six points more than her Malaysian rival in the semi-final, whilst all other archers representing Burma had failed.
Starting her career in archery at aged 17, Ngeain has bagged 52 medals in international competitions including four SEA Games gold medals.
She had won the women’s single first prize in archery trials held in Nay Pyi Taw in September 2013 ahead of the SEA Games.
Among the twelve individuals selected nationwide from across various fields in April this year to receive the President State Excellence in Burma, Aung Ngeain was the only one qualified from sports to be awarded.
Aung Ngeain is from Khimpuang Village, Mindat Township of Chin State.#