Kyaung Thar

Burmese boxer and champion
Kyaung Thar
Kyaung Thar, Burmese boxing champion, featured in 1963.jpg
Kyaung Thar in 1963
BornSein Tin
Hton Aing village, Hpa-an Township, Karen State
Native nameစိန်တင်
Other namesPekin Pyan Kyaung Thar (ပီကင်းပြန်ကျောင်းသား)
Hpa-an Kyaung Thar (ဖါးအံကျောင်းသား)
Hton Aing Kyaung Thar (ထုံးအိုင်ကျောင်းသား)
NationalityBurmese
StyleLethwei
Fighting out ofHpa-an & Mawlamyine
RankFirst class[1][2]
Years active1950's-1970's
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Kyaung Thar (Burmese: ကျောင်းသား) was a Burmese boxer from Burma.[3][4] He is a former multiple-time flag champion and gold medalist.[5]

Lethwei career

In September 1960, around 20 boxers joined other sports teams as part of a cultural mission on a trip to China.[6] Some boxers who came back from the trip were branded as 'ပီကင်းပြန်' meaning 'returned from Beijing', including Kyaung Thar.[7] The Burmese boxers joined a cultural mission alongside Prime Minister U Nu who was there to sign a Sino-Burmese boundary treaty with Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai.[8]

In 1963, Kyaung Thar was featured in a January issue of Thutti Journal (The Valour). It discussed his rise in second class and a meeting with one of the divisions stars in Hla Shwe for the upcoming Independence Day event at Kennedy Island in Rangoon.

In 1964, he was featured in a lengthy article for Light of Burma. The report came from Hpa-an and once more stressed that Kyaung Thar had no competitors left in second class. He had won the second-class flag at this year's Kennedy Island event and was now seen in battles in Hpa-an at the Thay Hta Man Aung Pagoda festival which runs annually from January 26 to January 31. In the second-class final at the Pagoda festival in Hpa-an he beat successful boxer Sat Kalay in round 4 by breaking his hand. After the fight, Kyaung Thar reportedly challenged first-class boxer Sein Lone. Two other encounters with Sat Kalay are mentioned in the article: 1962 in Karen State, which ended in KO; and in 1963, at the Labour Day event in Mawlamyine, where he broke the jaw and arm of Sat Kalay.[5]

On February 13, 1965, he took home 300 Kyats and the second-class flag at the 18th anniversary of Union Day event in Hpa-an, once again defeating Sat Kalay. That same event saw Toe Lone win the first-class flag in the twilight of his career.[9]

A report on the Shwemawdaw Pagoda festival in Pegu from April 1st to April 8th, 1966, mentions that Kyaung Thar took part in the first-class flag tournament,[10] and that he was last year's recipient of the second-class flag at this event. Alongside him, boxers Chit Sayar, Phyu Gyi, Phyu Lay, Shu Ma Wa, Tin Shwe, Hla Shwe, Patma Sein and Talaing Sein participated.[11]

Titles and accomplishments

  • Tournaments
    • Second-class flag champion; Shwemawdaw Pagoda festival (April 1965)
    • Second-class flag champion; 18th anniversary of Union Day (February 1965)
    • Second-class flag champion; Thay Hta Man Aung Pagoda festival (January (1964)
    • Second-class flag champion; 16th anniversary of Independence (January 1964)
  • Other accomplishments
    • 11-time receiver of a gold medal in competitions in and outside of Burma by 1964.[5]

Lethwei record

Professional Lethwei record (Incomplete)
7 fights, 6 wins (6 (T)KOs), 0 losses, 0 draws
Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time
1965-04-19 Win Myanmar Shwemawdaw Pagoda festival Pegu, Burma
1965-02-13 Win Myanmar Sat Kalay (Paingkyon) 18th Anniversary of Union Day Hpa-an, Burma
1964-01-31 Win Myanmar Sat Kalay (Paingkyon) Thay Hta Man Aung Pagoda festival Hpa-an, Burma TKO 4
1964-01-09 Win Myanmar Independence Day, Kennedy Island Rangoon, Burma
1963-05-01 Win Myanmar Sat Kalay (Paingkyon) Labour Day Mawlamyine, Burma TKO
1963-01-07 Myanmar Hla Shwe Independence Day, Kennedy Island Rangoon, Burma
1962-00-00 Win Myanmar Sat Kalay (Paingkyon) Karen State, Burma KO

References

  1. ^ "မြန်မာလက်ဝှေ့မတိမ်မြုပ်ရန်း ငွေရရေးထက် မူမပျက် ရေး". Myanma Alinn (in Burmese). 4 January 1970. p. 35 (of 245). Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  2. ^ "မြန်မာ့လက်ဝှေ့သမားများ ကျားဘညိမ်းလိုက်စည်းရုံး" [Light of Burma]. မြန်မာ့အလင်း (in Burmese). Ministry of Information. 2 January 1970.
  3. ^ "ကနေဒီမှ လွတ်သဘင်လက်ဝှေ့ တပြည်လုံးလက်ဝှေ့ ကျော်များကြဲမည်း" [The Valour]. သတ္တိ (in Burmese). 4 January 1963.
  4. ^ Ba Nyein, Kyar (15 April 1970). "တိမ်ယံကထွက်လာသော ဗမာ့လက်ဝှေ့" [Forward]. ရှေ့သို့ (in Burmese). Retrieved 8 August 2022.
  5. ^ a b c "ထိုးဝံ့သူမရှိတော့တဲ့ချန်ပီယံရွှေတံဆိပ်ဆုပေါင်း၁၁ခုအထိရရှိခဲ့ဘူးခြင်း" [Light of Burma]. မြန်မာ့အလင်း (in Burmese). Ministry of Information. 5 February 1964. မြန်မာပြည်နှင့်နိုင်ငံခြားတိုင်းမြည်များမှရွှေတံဆိပ်ပေါင်း၁၁ခုအထိရရှိခဲ့ဘူဖြစ်ကြောင်း။
  6. ^ Bettmann, Otto (22 September 1960). "Boxers in action". gettyimages. Bettmann Archive. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  7. ^ Za, Aung. "ခေါင်းမှာသံခမောက်ချိုပေါက်မှကြောက်မယ်" [Starlight Magazine]. နက္ခတ္တရောင်ခြည်မဂ္ဂဇင်း (in Burmese). ချစ်ကြည်ရေးအဖွဲ့မှာ ဘောလုံးနဲ့ ခြင်းလုံး အားကစားသမားတွေလည်း ပါဝင်ကြပါတယ်။ အဲ့ဒီတုန်းက အတူပါသွားတဲ့ မြန်မာ့လက်ဝှေ့သမားတွေထဲမှာ မှတ်မိသလောက်ဆိုရင် (...)
  8. ^ "Burmese Chief Goes to Peiping". Evening Star US-DC. Washington. 27 September 1960. Prime Minister U Nu left by plane for Peiping today (..) Also there from Burma are the chief of the defense staff, Gen. Ne Win; a cultural mission (..)
  9. ^ "ဗမာ့လက်ဝှေ့ပွဲတိုးလုံးဗိုလ်စွဲ၊ ပထမအလံဆုငွေအဖြစ်၅၀၀ချီးမြှင့်လိုက်ခြင်း" [Light of Burma]. မြန်မာ့အလင်း (in Burmese). Ministry of Information. 15 February 1965. ဒုတိယအလံဆုငွေ၃၀၀ကျပ်တန်း၌ ပထမဆုကိုကျောင်းသားကရရှိ၍
  10. ^ "မြန်မာ့လက်ဝှေ့အစွမ်းပြပွဲ ကျိုက္ကဆံကွင်းတွင်မေလ၁ရက်နေ့ကစမည်" [Light of Burma]. မြန်မာ့အလင်း (in Burmese). Ministry of Information. 20 April 1966. ဘားအံမှနာမည်ကျော်ကျောင်းသားကိုလည်းပထမအလံဗိုလ်လုပွဲတွင်ဝင်ရောက်ယှဥ်ပြိုင်နိုင်ရန်စီစဥ်နေကြသည်။
  11. ^ "မြန်မာလက်ဝှေ့သတင်းထောက်ထံမှ" [Light of Burma]. မြန်မာ့အလင်း (in Burmese). Ministry of Information. 18 March 1966. ယခုနှစ်တံခွန်စိုက်ဆုကြီးကို၁၉၆၅ခု၌ဗိုလ်စွဲခဲ့သော ‌ကျောင်သားတို့ကလည်း၎င်းတို့ပငဲဆွတ်ခူးနိုင်ရေး