Chanthol excels in 50m free at National Games

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Swimming competition held at the Morodok Techo National Sports Complex. Sreng Meng Srun

Chanthol excels in 50m free at National Games

Representing the Ministry of Interior, Thouen Chanthol won the men’s 50m freestyle with a time of 26.44 seconds in the 2nd National Games swimming competition held at the Morodok Techo National Sports Complex, situated 18 km from central Phnom Penh, on Sunday.

Fighting all the way, Hem Moch from Tbong Khmum finished a close second at 26.65. The pair pulled clear of third-placed Oung Lyhong (28.44) from Kandal.

The men’s 200m freestyle went to Hen Thonponleu of Phnom Penh in a time of 2:28.68. He was well clear of Cheng Sopha (Ministry of Interior) in 2:30.17, while Phin Ratha of Koh Kong was way back in third at 2:42.30.

The women’s 100m freestyle was claimed by Hen Thonvithini for the Ministry of Interior in 1:08.64, with San Sreylen of Kampong Cham second (1:13.79) and San Leakana of Phnom Penh third (1:14.85).

MOST VIEWED

  • Temi tourism project approved by the CDC

    The $500.4 million Tourism, Ecological, Marine and International (Temi) tourism project has been approved by the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC), according to a notice on its Facebook page on Monday. The project is part of Chinese-owned Union City Development Group Co Ltd’s (

  • Rainsy will return at ‘favourable time’

    Opposition figure Sam Rainsy on Saturday suggested he would not return to Cambodia as he had previously promised, saying that like liberators King Father Norodom Sihanouk and Charles de Gaulle, he would only do so at a “favourable time”. “I will go back to Cambodia

  • NagaWorld casino sees net profit of more than $390M last year

    Phnom Penh’s NagaWorld casino posted a 53 per cent net profit increase last year at $390.6 million, a sum which is almost equal to the combined net profit of all Cambodian commercial banks in 2017. NagaWorld’s parent company, NagaCorp Ltd, is listed on the Hong Kong

  • US Embassy urged to stop ‘disrespecting sovereignty’

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation called on the US Embassy in Phnom Penh on Saturday to respect the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations after it called former opposition leader Kem Sokha “an innocent man” – a move deemed to be “disrespecting Cambodia’s