Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Swimming stars head to Spain for Worlds

Swimming stars head to Spain for Worlds

A trio of national swimming talent embarked on a mission to Barcelona last night to compete at the ongoing 15th FINA World Aquatic Championships.

Short distance specialists Hem Thon Ponleu and his niece Hem Thon Vitiny, who both represented Cambodia at the 2012 London Olympics, are joined by Pu Sovichea, who has been entered into the men’s 400m freestyle and 1,500m freestyle events.

22-year-old Ponleu will aim to make a splash in his familiar 50m freestyle and 50m butterfly races, while 19-year-old Vitiny vies for glory in the 50m freestyle and 50m backstroke women’s competitions.

Funding for their trip has come from the International Swimming Federation (FINA), the International Olympic Committee, the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia and the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport. Heats for all swimming events start this Sunday, with finals wrapping up on August 4.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Setting up a drone for flight. Photo supplied

How Cambodia's first drone company is helping farmers

SM Waypoint claims its unmanned aerial vehicles can help local farm and plantation owners increase their yields.

New street food dish shakes things up at Russian Market

Though the bustling food stalls that emerge after dark next to Russian Market can seem intimidating to tourists at first glance, there are street food treats to be enjoyed by all.

Turkish Embassy calls for closure of Zaman schools

With an attempted coup against the government of President Recep Erdogan quashed only days ago and more than 7,000 alleged conspirators now under arrest, the Turkish ambassador to Cambodia yesterday pressed the govern