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Wrestler Chov Sotheara heads for knee surgery

Wrestler Chov Sotheara heads for knee surgery

Cambodia’s top female wrestler Chov Sotheara will be admitted today to the National Children’s Hospital in Phnom Penh to undergo an operation on her left knee, which was damaged during last year’s SEA Games in Indonesia, Sotheara told the Post.

The 28-year-old from Phnom Penh had been expected to add to her women’s 48kg a gold medal from the 2009 SEA Games in Laos, but suffered a knee injury during her defeat in the first round and has troubled her ever since.

She failed to grab a berth to the London Olympics via the Asian qualifiers held in Kazakhstan back in April. It is unclear as to the length of time she will need to recover from the surgery.

To contact the reporter on this story: Chhorn Norn at [email protected]


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