Returning from a two-year hiatus, the National Bokator Championships began its first of four days of competition on Tuesday at Dambol Touk indoor hall of the National Sports Complex.
The field has been significantly streamlined from its 2010 edition, which welcomed 222 participants, to 99 from 10 clubs nationwide.
A morning session booked out with form moves performances saw Hem Sochetra of Puthisastra Club reign supreme in the men’s division with a score of 6.76.
Labokator White Lion club-mates Ek Rithykun and Chhol Sothona took silver and bronze with 6.66 and 6.58 respectively.
Meanwhile, Green Gecko Martial School students dominated the women’s podium as Ni Cheang Eng triumphed with a 6.75 routine, Nan Bonan came second on 6.66 and Kheang Kim Khun third on 6.50.