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Trio of swimmers fly to Shanghai for Worlds

Trio of swimmers fly to Shanghai for Worlds

After golden performances at the recent 2011 National Swimming Championship, men’s champions Hem Thon Ponleur and Maximov Chamroeun Youri and women’s No 1 Hem Thon Vitiny flew      to Shanghai yesterday to compete at the 14th FINA World Aquatics Championships. Cambodia has sent delegat-ions to the past four editions  of the biennial swimming event: the Barcelona tournament in 2003, Montreal in 2005, Melbourne in 2007 and Rome in 2009. However, the Kingdom’s swimmers have  yet to feature on the podium  of any discipline. Hem Thom Ponleur and his niece Hem Thunvitiny will compete in the 50 metres freestyle and 50 metres breaststroke events   of their gender divisions, while Maximov Chamroeun Youri will tackle the men’s 50 and 200 metres freestyle.

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