Myanmar Sweeps Way to SEA Games Semifinals Spot

  0 Wendy Mayer | August 26th, 2017 | News

Southeast Asian Games

  • Badminton Stadium Cheras
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Aug. 19-30, 2017
  • Schedule/Results

Men’s Pool A

Myanmar def. Cambodia 3-0 (25-12, 25-20, 25-18)


Men’s Pool B

Philippines def. Timor-Leste 3-0 (25-13, 25-18, 25-11)


Myanmar cemented its spot as the second place team in Pool A with a sweep of Cambodia. Meanwhile, the Philippines defeated Timor-Leste in an inconsequential match in Pool B, which gave the team its first victory of the SEA Games.

Myanmar will take on Pool B winners Indonesia on Saturday, while Pool A winners Thailand will battled Vietnam in the semifinals.

Thailand are the three-time defending champs, while Vietnam was the runnerup in 2015.


Women’s Pool A

Indonesia def. Myanmar 3-0 (25-12, 25-13, 25-7)


Women’s Pool B

Vietnam def. Philippines 3-0 (26-24 ,25-12, 25-23)


Indonesia earned its way to the semifinals with its first victory of the SEA Games, sweeping Indonesia in Pool A for second place in the group. Vietnam secured its spot atop Pool B with a sweep of the Philippines.

Vietnam will face Indonesia in Saturday’s semifinals, while Thailand will battle the Philippines in the other match.

Thailand is on a quest for its 11-straight SEA Games title, while Vietnam has been runner up in the last eight events.

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About Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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