Cambodian athletes pose with their new shoes handed over by US Embassy Human Resource Managers Robin Martz (fourth left) and Elizabeth Chambers (second right, back) yesterday at Olympic Stadium. Twenty members of the Cambodian national athletics team and seven athletes with disabilities received equipment such as shoes, bags, shirts and socks from the American women after a recommendation to help was made in March by Cambodian long distance runner Ly Nary. ‘I personally don’t exercise at Olympic Stadium, but I have been made aware of the difficult situation of athletes training there by Ly Nary and Robin. So Robin and I decided to persuade fellow embassy workers and others to help get this equipment for the athletes,’ said Chambers. Some of the equipment was donated by Washington DC Running Club in the US, of which Martz is a former member. Ly Nary thanked the pair for their generosity on behalf of the Cambodian athletes and expressed hope that more support would now come to help develop athletics in the Kingdom. TRANSLATED BY IN SOPHENG.
Athletes lifted with gifts
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