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Beach volleyball teams face stiff competition at Asian Games

The Cambodian Beach Volleyball teams will look to get their heads out of the sand following opening-round losses at the Asian Beach Games in Haiyang, China.

As the Kingdom’s only representatives at the biennial tournament this year, the two volleyball teams struggled in their first matches played on Tuesday, with Team 1 succumbing to a straight-sets 17-21, 19-21 defeat to Yemen and Team 2 falling to Kazakhstan in similar fashion 15- 21, 18-21. Team 1 face their remaining Pool J tie against Thailand today, while Team 2 play India in Pool F.

“We are confident of doing better in the next game, and we hope to win [against] India,” Cambodian chef de mission Lun Samedy said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Dan Riley at



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