Cambodia Wins Seven More Gold Medals in Kun khmer

Cambodia earned nine more medals for Kun Khmer (Khmer martial art) in nine different matches held at the Morodok Techo National Stadium, Phnom Penh this afternoon.

Samdech Pichey Sena Tea Banh, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence, and also President of Cambodian SEA Games-ASEAN Para Games Organising Committees (CAMSOC-CAMAPGOC), attended the competitions and conferred medals to the medalists.

Of the nine medals, seven are gold medal and two are silver.

Cambodian well-known athlete Prum Samnang took the lead and defeated his Myanmar counterpart Tun Tun Min in Men’s 81kg category, the heaviest weight.

Likewise, when Cambodian gold medalist Lao Chantrea won his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Thanh Tung in Men’s 75kg category, Cambodian fighter Tith Sophorn automatically got a gold medal against his Vietnamese challenger who gave up the competition because of the latter’s leg’s injury for Men’s 71kg category.

Similarly, two other Cambodian fighters earned gold medals against their Laotian counterparts. While Cambodian Khun Bora also knocked out his opponent Soubinh Banxadeth in late first round for Men’s 63.5kg, Cambodian Chhut Vannthong won his rival Attaxay Sihabout by final score for Men’s 60kg.

Additionally, Cambodian athlete Khun Laingkousin secured his gold champion against his Filipino Kristian Atan Narca by final sore in Men’s 57kg whereas Cambodian gold medalist Touch Chanvotey defeated her Vietnamese Nguyen Thi Chieu by final score in Women’s 54kg category.

Both Cambodian fighters Moeuy Soeung and Toun Sreyphin earned silver medals after losing to her Vietnamese counterparts Trieu Thi Phuong Thuy and Bui Yen Ly for Women’s 51kg, and Women’s 57kg, individually.

Yesterday, Cambodia bagged eight medals in Kun Khmer, five gold by athletes Mab Theara, Phun Piseth, Kham Khlaneang, and Lao Chetra who defeated their Vietnamese opponents in Men's 45kg, 48kg, 51kg, and 67kg categories, respectively, and by Him Koemrieng who overcame his Laotian rival in Men’s 54kg category.

Besides, Kun Khmer athlete Sam Samnang clinched a silver medal after losing to her Vietnamese counterpart in Women’s 60kg category while Cha Chanden and Sokry Kanika won bronze medals for Women’s 45kg and 48kg categories, correspondingly.

A number of gold medals in Kun Khmer earned by Cambodia now went beyond the targeted gold medal index at three set by the Cambodian SEA Games Organising Committee (CAMSOC).

Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse