Cambodia Earns a Gold Medal from Taekwondo in SEA Games 2019

AKP Phnom Penh, December 08, 2019 —

Sorn Seavmey, Cambodian taekwondo heroine, this evening won a gold medal from the 30th SEA Games in the Philippines.

Sorn Seavmey, 24, defeated her Filipino counterpart, Alora Kirstie Elaine in the taekwondo women’s over-73kg event.

This is the third medal earned by Cambodia at the ongoing SEA Games in the Philippines. The first two medals have been obtained in Arnis and Petanque events.

As of now, Cambodia won at least 30 medals – three gold, six silver and 21 bronze – in Arnis, Petanque, Taekwondo, Boxing, and so on.

Cambodia sent more than 400 sports delegates to join the SEA Games 2019 in the Philippines. The Cambodian athletes will compete in many sports events such as taekwondo, Khmer boxing, tennis, wrestling, beach volleyball, U22 football, basketball, swimming, gymnastics, table tennis, badminton, martial arts, golf, sailing, Karate, etc.

Of the total sports delegates, 57 are sports officials who will draw experience from the Philippines in organising this biennial regional games.

Cambodia is going to host the 32nd SEA Games in 2023.

(Photo: Yim Sovathana)

By C. Nika