Four Cambodian athletes are headed to the finswimming finals on the evening of May 12 to hunt for additional medals for the Kingdom. Team Cambodia’s other swimmers and dicers have completed their competitions, but were unable to deliver any medal-winning performances.
The finswimming heats were held on the morning of May 12 at the Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh. Kaing Muoy Nin, Khoeun Bun Pich Morakot, Sok Vat Thanoun and Lim Keo Udom all made through their heats, and will appear in the finals, which get underway at 6pm.
In the women's 400m bi-fins, Muoy Nin, and Pich Morakot came in first and second at 04:05.670 seconds and 04:12.070 respectively, to advance to the finals.
Muoy Nin also placed third in the 100m bi-fin qualifiers, with a time of 51.000. This means she has a good chance of securing a medal, with only swimmers from Indonesia and Vietnam besting her qualifying time.
Vat Thanoun and Keo Udom both qualified for the men’s 100m final, but are unlikely to be viewed as favourites, with Vietnamese, Thai and Philippine swimmers all recording lower times.
Cambodia’s non-fin swimmers competed in 39 events, but were unable to achieve any top-three performances.
Singapore topped the swimming medal table with 22 gold, 14 silver and 10 bronze, dominating the pool.
Vietnamese swimmers claimed seven gold, three silver and seven bronze, with the Thai team taking four gold, 11 silver and eight bronze medals to came third. They were followed by Indonesia, with three gold, one silver and three bronze, the Philippines with two gold, seven silver and seven bronze, and Malaysia, who will return home with one gold, three silver and four bronze medals.
Over in the diving pool, the Cambodian divers were also unable to secure any medals for the Kingdom, as Malaysia claimed gold in all four events, as well as two silvers and a bronze. Indonesia divers took one silver and one bronze, with the Vietnamese team winning a silver, and Singapore settling for two bronze medals.