Sen Rady, one of the Kingdom’s most successful Kun Khmer boxers, was declared Male Athlete of the Year for collecting gold at the 2015 World Vovinam Championships at the 2015 Cambodia Sports Awards, an event sponsored by entertainment and gaming industry leaders NagaWorld at a colourful function on Thursday evening.
Petanque ace Ke Leng was named the Female Athlete of the year, while Cambodia’s most medal-productive sport in the SEA Games also saw Sok Mong bag the best coach award. The winner of the men’s 400 metres (T46) at the ASEAN Para Games, Bong Hong, took the honours as the Male Para Athlete of the year.
Taekwondo star Sorn Seavmey, Cambodia’s first-ever Asian Games gold medallist, shut out the rest by a long way when she was named Most Popular Athlete of the Year. Photojournalist Tang Chhin Sothy from AFP won the award for the Sports Picture of the Year, while Best Sports Story of the Year went to Shing Long of khbestnews.com.