1961 Southeast Asian Peninsular Games

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2nd Southeast Asian Peninsular Games
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Host city Rangoon, Burma
Nations participating 7
Sports 13
Opening ceremony 11 December
Closing ceremony 16 December
Officially opened by Win Maung
President of Burma
Ceremony venue Bogyoke Aung San Stadium
1959 1965  >

The 1961 Southeast Asian Peninsular Games officially known as the 2nd Southeast Asian Peninsular Games was a Southeast Asian multi-sport event held in Rangoon, Burma from 11 to 16 December 1961 with 13 sports featured in the games. This was the first time all six founding members of the SEAP Games Federation competed in the biennial sports festival and the first time Myanmar, then known as Burma hosted the games.[1] Burma, later known as Myanmar is the second country to host the Southeast Asian Peninsular Games, which later known as the Southeast Asian Games after Thailand. The games was opened and closed by Win Maung, the President of Burma at the Bogyoke Aung San Stadium. The final medal tally was led by host Burma, followed by Thailand and Malaya.

The games

Participating nations

¹ - Singapore was a self-governing British colony at that time.

Sports

Medal table

[2]

Key

  *   Host nation (Burma)

  *   Host nation (Burma)

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Burma (BIR)* 35 26 43 104
2  Thailand (THA) 21 18 22 61
3  Malaya (MAL) 16 24 39 79
4  Vietnam (VIE) 9 5 8 22
5  Singapore (SIN) 4 13 11 28
6  Cambodia (CAM) 1 6 4 11
7  Laos (LAO) 0 0 8 8
Totals (7 nations) 86 92 135 313


Football Tournament

Group stage

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Malaysia 2 2 0 0 6 1 +5 4
 Burma 2 1 0 1 5 2 +3 2
 Khmer Republic 2 0 0 2 0 8 −8 0
Burma  4 – 0  Khmer Republic


Burma  1 – 2  Malaysia

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 South Vietnam 2 1 1 0 7 0 +7 3
 Thailand 2 1 1 0 5 2 +3 3
 Laos 2 0 0 2 2 12 −10 0
Thailand  0 – 0  South Vietnam

South Vietnam  7 – 0  Laos
Referee: Tin Maung Oo (Myanmar)

Thailand  5 – 2  Laos
Referee: Tin Maung Oo (Myanmar)

Knockout stage

Semi-finals

Malaysia  2 – 2  Thailand
(pso)

South Vietnam  1 – 2  Burma

Bronze medal match

Thailand  1 – 1  South Vietnam
Referee: Tin Maung Oo (Myanmar)

Gold medal match

Burma  0 – 2  Malaysia

References

  1. ^ Percy Seneviratne (1993) Golden Moments: the S.E.A Games 1959-1991 Dominie Press, Singapore ISBN 981-00-4597-2
  2. ^ "Medal tally".

External links

  • Medal Tally 1959-1995
  • Medal Tally
  • History of the SEA Games
  • OCA SEA Games
  • SEA Games previous medal table
  • SEAGF Office
  • SEA Games members


Preceded by
1959
Bangkok, Thailand
Southeast Asian Games Succeeded by
1965
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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