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Cambodia Looks To Add To Their Medal Tally

By: Ken Gadaffi Posted: November-14-2011 in
Ken Gadaffi

As the 26th SEA Games enters its third day of activities, Cambodia Is looking to increase it's medal haul following two bronze medals won in Taekwondo and Pentanque in the first two days of the Games.

With progress made in Tennis and Pentaque yesterday, the kingdom is looking to add more medals as the pair of Bun Kenny and Orn Sambath will take on their opponents from Indonesia for the semi finals after defeating Laos 2 sets to 1 yesterday. The pair is assured of a bronze already but will be looking to chase the Gold or Silver.

Cambodia will also look to win more medals in Taekwondo as The Quartet of Chhoy Bouthorn, Phorn Virak, chhoeung Puthearim and Cheat Vichet will take to the mats. Bouthorn and Virak will take on opponents from Thailand while Puthearim and Vicheat will take on opponents from Indonesia and Malaysia respectively.

Vovinam promises to be a great prospect for Gold medal for Cambodia. Sorn Elit, chrin Bunlong and chin piseth are likely to finish with medals in the men events while pov Sokha and Mao Monita will fight in the women category. The basketball team will also be playing their first match today against the defending Champions Philippines. They have been drawn in group A along with Vietnam and Thailand.

The team will have to put behind them the loss of center guard Phal Sophor who died in an auto crash on the eve of the team's departure for the SEA Games. With the quartet of foreign based players, Mith, Thach, Ouen and Sao, the team will be looking to get out of the group. Other events for today includes Table tennis, Golf and Swimming. More updates to follow.


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