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Taekwondo medallists to train in South Korea

Taekwondo medallists to train in South Korea

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Chhoeung Puthearim talks with coach Choi Yong sok during the ASEAN Taekwondo Championships in April at Olympic Stadium.

Cambodia’s decorated Taekwondo stars Sorn Davin and Chhoeung Puthearim are set to travel to South Korea tomorrow to undergo six months of intensive training ahead of the 26th SEA Games in Indonesia this November.

The two girls, who grabbed a gold each during Cambodia’s record medal haul at the recent ASEAN Taekwondo held in Phnom Penh, will be accompanied by national team head coach Choi Yong sok of South Korea. The coach revealed that 22-year-old Chhoeung Puthearim and 19-year-old Sorn Davin would also compete at the 2011 World Taekwondo Championships in the ancient Korean city of Gyeongju from June 1-6.

“I am not sure [if] Davin and Puthearim can fight for medals or not [at the tournament] because this is world-level competition featuring athletes from 150 countries,” Choi told The Post yesterday.

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