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Athletes set for Asian Games

Athletes set for Asian Games


NOCC contingent
ATHLETICS: Sar Churpveasna and Hem Bunthing. Coach: Phay Sok.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Samath Vannasak, Mon Rom, Taing Mengheak, Nget Sothearith. Coaches: Ky Mengham and Chum Ratha.

BOXING: Phal Sophat, Svay Ratha. Coach: Ven Sophal.

CHESS: Lay Chhay, Heng Chamnan. Coach: Gao Feng.

SWIMMING: Hemthon Vitiny, Hemthon Ponloeu. Coach: Hem Lumphat.

TAEKWONDO: Chhoeung Puthearim, Sorn Davin, Chhoy Bouthorn, You Kanika ( Moon Kyusun: Personal coach). Coach: Choi Yongsok

TENNIS: Bun Kenny, Orn Sambath. Coach: Braen Aneiros.

WRESTLING: Kang Danpiseth, Chov Sotheara, Chum Chivinn, Try Sothavy. Coaches: Thin Vichet and Paek Su Nam.

The other members of the Cambodian delegation are: NOCC Executive Members: Thong Khon (President), Nouth Saan (Third delegate), Vath Chamroeun (Secretary General), Khek M Caimealy (Ambassador), Top Panha (Accompanying guest of the President), Sok Ang (Chef de mission), Lun Samedy (Deputy CDM), Hout Chantheany (Doctor), Lor Meng (NOC HQ), Gabriel Ken Gadaffi (Press Attache), Rat Sokhorn (Table Tennis delegate), Tep Rithivit (Tennis delegate), Chris Fosinetti (Tennis delegate).

THE National Olympic Committee of Cambodia will be represented by a 46 member-strong contingent of athletes, officials and delegates at the 16th Asian Games to be held from November 12 to 27 in Guanzhou, the second city in China to host the event after Beijing in 1990.

The biggest games ever, involving 476 events in 42 disciplines, has attracted 45 members of the Olympic Council of Asia, with participating athletes touching a record number of 8,000 accompanied by 4,500 officials.

Twenty20 Cricket is among the debutant sports along with Dancesport, Dragon Boat, Weiqi and Roller Sport.

Releasing the Kingdom’s list of participants including eight women, the NOCC General Secretary Vath Chamroeun said it was by far the biggest squad ever sent. “We have more athletes and more disciplines, and the recent success of a Judo bronze medal by Sam Sothea at the Youth Olympic Games has given us new impetus and changed perceptions about how Cambodian athletes are looked at.”

Cambodia will be taking part in eight disciplines – Athletics, Boxing, Swimming, Taekwondo, Beach Volleyball, Chinese Chess, Tennis and Wrestling.

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