Singapore's takraw players win nation's first medal of 2013 SEA Games - in chinlone

Singapore has won its first medal of the 27th SEA Games in Myanmar.

The nation's sepak takraw players secured a bronze medal in the sport of chinlone on Friday.

Chinlone is a traditional sport in Myanmar, in which players are graded on how well they can juggle a rattan ball.

In event No. 1 (non-repetitive, primary level), Singapore were joint-third with Malaysia in the four-team contest. Myanmar and Cambodia will play for the gold tomorrow at the Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium.

The biennial Games begins officially on Dec 11.


How are these two sports played? Click on the graphic below to find out more.