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Taking down the competition

Taking down the competition

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Two male wrestlers grapple during the first day of the Cambodian National Wrestling Championship at Olympic Stadium on Thursday. The three-day event has attracted over 160 participants from seven clubs across the country, including Olympic Club, Endrey (Eagle) Club and Ministry of Interior Club from Phnom Penh, Vihear Sor Club from Kandal Province, Pai Club from Kampong Chhnang Province, and Khmer Wrestling Clubs from Pursat and Kampong Chhnang provinces. There are four categories in which wrestlers compete; traditional Khmer, freestyle, Greco and premier. Women compete only in the freestyle category. Members of the national team are also competing in the tournament, with champions from this year chosen to make up a new team who will travel to Laos in December for the Southeast Asian Games. The team will undergo intense training ahead of the games, with expert coaching from Paek Sunam of Korea. A pre-SEA Games competition is also planned for November.

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