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Asian Para Games team fly out to South Korea

Asian Para Games team fly out to South Korea

Cambodia’s delegation for the second Asian Para Games flew out to Incheon last night hoping to build on the breakthrough success of taekwondo gold medalist Sorn Seavmey on October 3.

The Kingdom’s three representatives – sprinter Chim Pan and wheelchair racers Van Vun and Heng Saroeun – will join a total of around 4,500 fellow athletes at the six-day event, which features 41 different nationalities competing in 23 disciplines from this coming Saturday.

Chim Pan will run in T44 category (single leg amputee) races over 100, 200 and 400 metres, while Van Vun and Heng Saroeun will vie in 100, 400 and 800m dashes at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium.


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