2nd Taolu World Cup
The second day of competition at the 2nd Taolu World Cup in Yangon continued with compelling and dramatic events in long weapons, taijijian and duilian. By the end of the event Hong Kong came out first in the rankings, with six gold, two silver and two bronze medals for a total of 10 altogether. China ranked second, with six perfect golds.
Malaysia ranked third with five gold, one silver and two bronze; Vietnam ranked fourth with one gold, three silver and one bronze; Macau ranked fifth with one gold, two silver and four bronze. The home team, Myanmar, followed in sixth place with one gold, two silver and two bronze medals.
The afternoon’s zenith came when Myanmar’s Nyein Chan KO KO took gold in men’s taijijian and hundreds of schoolchildren burst into cheers of uncontainable joy. When he received his medal at the top of the podium, and the Myanmar national anthem played, hundreds of voices sang along proudly in unison as the flag was raised.
At the end of the competition the athletes marched out with flags for the closing ceremony, and IWUF Executive Vice President Anthony Goh gave an eloquent speech, thanking the Yangon LOC and all participants for a wonderful event. Then the IWUF flag was passed from Myanmar to Japan, where the 3rd Taolu World Cup will be hosted in 2020.
The results of Day 2 competition are:
Xuxu LIU (HKG) – gold
Sandra KONSTANTINOVA (RUS) – silver
Thi Phuong Giang HOANG (VIE) – bronze
Ilias KHUSNUTDINOV (RUS) – gold
Chen Ming WANG (TPE) – silver
Yonghyun LEE (KOR) – bronze
Weng Son WONG (MAS) – gold
Tomoya OKAWA (JPN) – silver
Muhammad Daffa Golden BOY (INA) – bronze
Eyin PHOON (MAS) – gold
Sandi OO (MYA) – silver
Keiko YAMAGUCHI (JPN) – bronze
Khac Dat CAO (VIE) – gold
Thornton Quieney Lou SAYAN (PHI) – silver
Jun Hua HUANG (MAC) – bronze
Jianxin HE (HKG) – gold
Thuc Anh NGUYEN (VIE) – silver
Aye Thitsar MYINT (MYA) – bronze
Nyein Chan KO KO (MYA) – gold
Tak Yan Samuei HUI (HKG) – silver
Jiahong ZHUANG (HKG) – bronze