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Cambodia bags bronze, slips down medal table

Cambodia bags bronze, slips down medal table

Cambodian athletes picked up another bronze medal at the 16th ASEAN University Games in Vientiane on Sunday, but it wasn’t enough to stop Myanmar leapfrogging them into eighth in the medals table.

Despite Ek Naroth and Mey Sopheak failing to win a single match in petanque men’s doubles event, a bronze medal was awarded by default as there were only four teams competing.

Thailand claimed the gold after beating hosts Laos in the final.

Meanwhile, the Kingdom’s young tennis players were both sliced out of the men’s singles tournament, with Orn Sambath losing his first round match 2-6, 6-3, 0-6 against Singapore’s Matthew Liu and Long Samneang falling 2-6, 3-6 to Mohammed Faeez Said of Malaysia.

Cambodia’s judokas are in action today with a chance to win two medals.

Daruvath Sao is entered in the men’s 55-60kg class, while Sam Sothea will get to grips with the women’s 45-48kg section.

Tomorrow’s women’s petanque triples will be Cambodia’s last chance for podium places. 

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