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Vovinam athletes head to Ho Chi Minh City event

A delegation of Vovinam athletes and two coaches departed by bus for Ho Chi Minh City yesterday bound for participation at the 2nd World Vovinam Championships running from July 27-31. According to Cambodia Vovinam Federation President Roth Sokhorn, the delegation includes seven male and two female members of the national team, with some gaining experience from the previous edition of the biennial event. Keo Makara and Chan Rothana were the silver medallists for Cambodia. Former national team, Keo Makara, who won a silver medal along with team-mate Chan Rothana at the 2009 Championships and now coaches the national team, promised medals from the tournament. “I have observed that the national team have really tried hard for this upcoming event,” said Keo Makara, who will also help to referee some bouts. TRANSLATED BY PANN RETHEA

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