Cambodia’s gold medal winners in the recently concluded SEA Games in Malaysia were rewarded with cash incentives under the “Go for Gold” programme by NagaWorld, the official sponsors of the contingent’s training and competitive gear since 2011. The ceremony was held on Friday.
The two individual gold medallists, taekwondo star Sorn Seavmey and kickboxer Khun Dima got $3,000 each, while the petanque women’s doubles team of Ke Leng and Ouk Sreymom received $5,000. As additional support, NagaWorld presented the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia with $500 for each gold medal won by the Kingdom.
NagaWorld Executive Director Pern Chen said: “In partnership with NOCC, NagaWorld is committed in supporting the Cambodian contingent at major international events such as the Olympics, Asian Games and SEA Games.”
NOCC Secretary-General Vath Chamroeun said the rewards greatly helped inspire and motivate the nation’s athletes.
Another cash bonanza awaits the medal winners when Angkor Beer will give away similar incentives at their Phnom Penh office today, with a welcome dinner for all athletes and officials.
Cambodia finished the Kuala Lumpur mission with three golds, two silver and 12 bronze medals, bettering the Singapore 2015 record of one gold, five silver and nine bronze medals.