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Cambodia kick up to four medals at Games

The Cambodian contingent managed to bag two more SEA Games medals in Myanmar over the weekend, with the artistically skilled rattan ball sport of chinlone providing another team silver and bronze for the Kingdom.

The men’s team doubled up on their silver last week by placing second in the men’s non-repetitive secondary level competition on Saturday at the Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium in Naypyidaw.

Meanwhile, the women’s squad added a second bronze to their cabinet via their non-repetitive secondary level event.

In the same hall, the wushu tournament got underway on Saturday with the Cambodian members struggling amongst a tough field.

The men’s team of Heng Vannak, An San and Loy Rinda collected 9.39 points in the taolu duilian class (forms performance pairs), which was easily matched by scores of Singapore (9.47 for bronze), Malaysia (9.48 for silver) and gold medalists Myanmar (9.65).

The taolu nanquan (Southern fist performance) division had An San completely outclassed on 7.10 points, putting him dead last out of 11 nations competing.

Myanmar again captured the gold as well as bronze (9.70 and 9.67), with Malaysia securing silver (9.68).

Cambodia’s Mao Chansoriya also failed to place in the medals in the women’s taolu taijijian (double-edged sword forms performance), with an Indonesia athlete ranked first, Malaysia second and Vietnam third.

At time of print, Cambodia were sixth in the medals table out of 11 ASEAN nations with two silvers and two bronzes. Hosts Myanmar were streaking ahead at the summit with eight golds, two silvers and three bronzes.

Heart-warming news from Myanmar came in last night in the form of a 75-60 victory for Cambodia over the hosts in the basketball competition at the Zayar Thiri Indoor Stadium in Naypyidaw.

Cambodia will face 1989 gold medal winners Malaysia at 12:30pm today.

TRANSLATED BY CHENG SERYRITH, ADDITIONAL REPORTING BY DAN RILEY

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