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National petanque players perform a blessing ritual at the National Sports Complex on Tuesday
National petanque players perform a blessing ritual at the National Sports Complex on Tuesday. Sreng Meng Srun

Boules masters eye medals

A dozen of Cambodia’s top petanque players of the national team took a bus to Laos on Tuesday ahead of participation at the 18th Asian Petanque Championship, which begins today in Vientiane.

Expectation of medals is relatively high amongst the delegation following successes at the previous tournament in Bali last year.

Reigning men’s shooting champion Dy Sopanha, who also took bronze in the men’s team event, told to the Post: “In sport, you cannot accurately predict the outcome of a match beforehand because everyone is trying hard. However, with my experience and commitment, I believe in myself 100 per cent.”

In this year’s edition, the Kingdom will have players competing in six different events, with qualifiers held today and semi-finals and finals scheduled for tomorrow.



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