Competitions of 23 types of sports continued on May 9 at the 32nd SEA Games being hosted by Cambodia from May 5 to 17 with the participation of athletes from the ASEAN member countries and Timor-Leste at different sports venues in Phnom Penh capital.
According to the Cambodian SEA Games Organising Committee (CAMSOC), those sports include Cricket, Golf, Ouk Chaktrang (Chess), Petanque, Vovinam, Athletics, Swimming, Badminton, Basketball, E-Sports, Sepak Takraw, Soft Tennis, Tennis, Field Hockey, Pencak Silat, Billard, Table Tennis, Diving, Volleyball, Gymnastic, Boxing, Kun Khmer, and Football.
As of May 9, at 9:00 am, Cambodia gained in total 100 medals: 37 gold, 31 silver and 32 bronze, remaining thus at the top of the Medal Table.
The 37 gold medals include 8 in Vovinam, 8 in Kun Bokator, 4 in Chinlone, 3 in Jiu-Jitsu, 2 in Kun Khmer, 2 in Soft Tennis, 2 in E-Sports, 1 in Ouk Chaktrang (Chess), 2 in Triathlon, 1 in Basketball, 1 in Cricket, 1 in Karate, 1 in Pencak Silat, and 1 Billiard.
As the host country, Cambodia broke its SEA Games medal record compared to the 17 gold medals gained in the SEA Games hosted by Malaysia in 1971.
Cambodia bagged 63 medals – nine gold, 13 silver and 41 bronze – in the 31st SEA Games in Vietnam in 2022.
Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse