Cambodia Gets 2nd Gold Medal at 18th Asian Games 2018 in Indonesia

AKP Phnom Penh, August 25, 2018 —

Mr. Saly Ou Moeut, 26, won this morning a gold medal for Ski Modified during the 18th Asian Games 2018 being held in Jakarta, Indonesia, from Aug. 18 to Sep. 2, making it the second gold medal for Cambodia.

According to the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia (NOCC), coming from Thbong Khmum province, Mr. Saly Ou Moeut also got a bronze medal for Runabout 1100 Stock this morning.

Since 2009, Mr. Saly Ou Moeut has won many international competitions.

Yesterday, Miss Khan Jessa, a 16-year-old Cambodian-American Jiu-Jitsu fighter, got a gold medal after defeating her competitor Mahra Al Hanaei from the United Arab Emirates 100-0 in the final round of Jiu-Jitsu women’s 49 kg event.

This is the third gold medal of Cambodia in its 64 years of participating in the Asian Games with the first bronze medal won more than 40 years ago. The first gold medal was claimed by Miss Sorn Seavmey in taekwondo event during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon city, the Republic of Korea in 2014.

Cambodia was ranked now 16th among 46 participating countries while in 2014, the country was at 24th among 45 participating countries.

By So Sophavy