Cambodia have proved they can excel in. Martial arts that do not originate in the Kingdom after Sun Seavmey won gold at the WT Taekwondo competition.
The victory gold medal match was against rival Soneararnh Srimanothamh of the Laos Peoples Democratic Republic in the women’s over 73kg division at the 2023 Southeast Asian Games in Cambodia.
She defeated her rival 2-0 in the gold medal match, with her worthy adversary now taking home the silver medal.
This is the second gold medal that Seavmey can add to her long list achievements in the sport.
In 2014, Seavmey aged just 18 she became Cambodia’s first athlete to win gold at an Asian Games, and now, still at just 27 years of age, has now secured gold as her home nation hosts the games for the first time in its history.
Cambodia and Martial Arts
Cambodia have already won a Lew of medals at various martial arts, including indigenous ones such as Kun Khmer, Kun Bokator and Vovinam.
Aside from the “Khmer sports”, other disciplines include Karate, Jiu-Jitsu, as well a kickboxing.
Soo far Cambodja haven won gold in the following – 10 in Vovinam, 8 in Kun Bokator, 14 in Kun Khmer, 3 in Jiu-Jitsu and now one in Taekwondo.
This article is adapted from BPVE, (https://bpve.com/) reported and edited from the great team – Cambodia Sports Review. (https://www.cambodiasportsreview.com/)
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