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SEA Games boost: Cambodian Fed lands six new boat donations

SEA Games boost: Cambodian Fed lands six new boat donations

Shokken Narita, executive board member of the International Canoe Federation and president of the Asian Canoe Confederation, donated three canoes and three kayaks to the Cambodian Canoeing Rowing & Traditional Boat Race Federation during a ceremony held yesterday morning at the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia headquarters.

During an address, Bun Sok, secretary of state at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, said the donation of six top-of-the-range racing craft was “very important for the Cambodian Canoeing Rowing & Traditional Boat Race Federation in its preparations for this year’s SEA Games [in Myanmar in December].”

The secretary noted that national teams in canoeing and kayaking had not yet been finalised, with squad members to be selected soon from traditional boat racing crews. Training sessions would be conducted along the Mekong river and Bassac river near Chhroy Changvar peninsular and Takhmao town respectively.

NOCC General Secretary Vath Chamroeun also stated that he was looking for other countries to help host training camps abroad.

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