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PM lauds success of wrestlers in Lion City

Following the Cambodian vovinam team’s medal haul of three golds, three silvers and eight bronzes at the Southeast Asian Championships in Naypyidaw on Sunday, the Kingdom’s wrestling team grabbed their own share of podium places at the Southeast Asian and Australian Championships held in Singapore over the weekend.

In the four-day regional event, which finished yesterday, Cambodian grapplers won one gold, two silvers and one bronze medal, an achievement which was hailed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Facebook yesterday.

SEA Games gold medalist Dorn Sao beat Singaporean wrestler Tan Jeffy in the men’s 79kg freestyle final yesterday to take the title, a day after fellow SEA Games champion Chov Sotheara won a silver medal in the women’s 48kg freestyle class.

Meanwhile, Chham Pisin and Chab Loeun won bronzes in the men’s 66kg Greco-Roman and 86kg freestyle competitions respectively.

Dorn Sao is set to receive 9 million riel (US$2,2100) for his gold medal as per the government sub decree on rewarding international sporting success, while Sothera’s silver will earn her 8 million riel and the bronze winners getting 7 million riel.



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