Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Two Female Taekwondo Fighters Sent for Training in South Korea


Two national selected female Taekwondo fighters, Sorn Davin, 19, and Chhoeum Puthearim, 21, who are the most qualified and experienced Taekwondo fighters in Cambodia were sent for training in the Republic of Korea on May 22. The training is to prepare for the future SEA Games and International Competitions.
Vath Chamroeun, Secretary General of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia and President of the Cambodian Taekwondo Federation (CTF), said that it is important and honor that Cambodia has sent these two female Taekwondo fighters for the Taekwondo training in the Republic of Korea in this year.

The purpose of the training was to improve and strengthen their Taekwondo techniques, fighting experiences and professional skills with their direct training with the Korean veteran coaches in the Republic of Korea where the birth place of the Taekwondo sport is. Another objective of the training was to prepare for upcoming Asian Games tournament which will take place on the 16th of November 2010 in Kwang Chov in the People’s Republic of China.

“We are proud with these two female Taekwondo fighters as they are the only qualified and capable female fighters in Cambodia. We believe that they will continue their hard training, in the purpose that they will be representing and attending more international competitions in the future,” he told The Southeast Asia Weekly during a telephone interview on May 24.

Choi Yong Sok, a Veteran Korean Coach of the Taekwodon National Team of the Cambodian Taekwondo Federation in Cambodia, said Sorn Davin and Chhoeum Puthearim are the best female Taekwondo fighters in Cambodia. He added that the both women have attended national and international competitions inside and outside the country. And as results, they have received many medals from the international competitions for their country.

According to CTF’s record, Sorn Davin and Chhoeum Puthearim have participated at international competitions including Asian Games and SEA Games, and as results, Davin received four medals including one gold medal; one silver medal; and two bronze medals; and Puthearim received six medals including one silver medal and five bronze medals.

Chamroeun said that so far, Cambodia has seven potential sport subjects for participating in Asian Games or SEA Games competitions, and the seven potential sport subject including included Petanque, Beach Volleyball, Taekwondo, Wrestling, Tennis, shuttle cock and boxing. He added that for the 25th SEA Games in Laos in 2009, Cambodia won 40 medals including three gold, 10 silver and 27 bronze in which Taekwondo won seven medals including three silver medals and four bronze medals.

According to the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia, there are 33 types of sports subjects with 33 sport federations in Cambodia. /

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