Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Sovanaroth goes down to Tajik at Asian Games

Sovanaroth goes down to Tajik at Asian Games

Sovanaroth goes down to Tajik at Asian Games

Even as the Kingdom eagerly looked ahead to taekwondo star Sorn Seavmey’s return to top class competition at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia on Tuesday, one of the less experienced members of the squad, Ny Sovanaroth, went down to his rival from Tajikistan.

Sovanaroth lost 30-11 to Sunatov Mahmad Jon in the men’s section.

Cambodia also suffered a setback in the pool when Lim Keo Udom struggled to fifth in Heat 2 of the men’s 50m backstroke.

Udom’s time of 30.68 seconds was good enough for him to place 32nd out of 38 in the competition.

Meanwhile, female wrestler Chey Chan Raksmey lost 4-7 to Virangsa Jantima of Thailand in the 53 kg quarterfinals. Another Cambodian female wrestling hope, Dorn Sros, went down 4-0 in the 57kg class by Tissina Emma of Kazakhstan.

MOST VIEWED

  • Diplomatic passports issued to foreigners to be annulled

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation will move to annul diplomatic passports issued to those not born in Cambodia. Analysts say the move may be in relation to reports that former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra used a Cambodian passport to register as

  • The hairy little heroes saving many lives in rural Cambodia

    IN RURAL Siem Reap province, rats dare to tread where no person will, as these hairy little heroes place their lives on the line each day for the good of the local community. The rodents are the most important members of a special team, leading

  • Hun Sen warns Irish MP of EBA ‘mistake’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Saturday told former Irish premier Enda Kenny, still a member of the EU nation’s parliament, that the 28-nation bloc should not make a “third mistake” regarding Cambodia by using the preferential Everything But Arms (EBA) agreement to “take 16 million

  • PM warns EU and opposition on 34th anniversary of his rule

    HUN Sen reached the milestone of 34 years as Cambodian prime minister on Monday and used the groundbreaking ceremony for a new ring road around Phnom Penh to tell the international community that putting sanctions on the Kingdom meant killing the opposition. “Please don’t forget