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Medallists to receive rewards from NagaWorld

Medallists to receive rewards from NagaWorld

One of Cambodia’s leading sports benefactors and long-time sponsors of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia (NOCC), NagaWorld will host a special reward ceremony at the NABA Theater in Naga 2 on Wednesday in celebration of Cambodia’s record two gold, one bronze medal haul at the end of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang.

The glittering function will be attended by the secretary-general of the NOCC, Vath Chamroeun, special invitees, athletes and NagaWorld senior management.

The 16-year-old gold medallist in the women’s -49 kg ju-jitsu Jessa Khan and men’s ski modified jet ski champion Ou Moeut Saly will both be awarded $10,000 each.

Saly also won a bronze with compatriot Mustan Min in the runabout 1100 stock jet ski pairing to share a $3,000 reward.

NagaWorld will also contribute an additional $1,500 to the NOCC in keeping with convention.

The Phnom Penh International Airport’s arrival lounge will be turned into a massive reception centre as the members of the Cambodian contingent including the medallists disembark their flight from Jakarta at around 5.35pm on Monday.

In keeping with the tradition of honouring the Kingdom’s outstanding international performers by giving them a welcome home normally only reserved for top dignitaries, the government has already initiated action to have the medallists driven from the airport to the Peace Palace for an expected meet and greet with prime minister Hun Sen in an open car escorted by a motorcycle escort and a convoy of cars through the capital’s main thoroughfares.

According to NOCC Secretary General Vath Chamroeun, the PM is keen to meet the medalists and talk with them, as well as personally reward them and other members of the sports delegation.

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