Cambrew Co Ltd, a leading Beverage company in Cambodia on Friday made do their pledge to reward Cambodian athletes who returned with Gold or Silver from the 26th SEA games by Splashing Cash to Gold and Silver winning members of the Cambodian Contingent.
The Medalist of the 26th SEA Games held in Indonesia were presented with Cash Awards from the Prime Minister and NAGAWORLD last Tuesday in a Ceremony Presided over by Tourism Minister and President of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia Thong Khon.
Cash rewards donated by Prime Minister Hun Sen were given to the Kingdom’s four gold, 11 silver and 24 bronze medalists along with NagaWorld’s own Go For Gold incentives for gold medal winners.
Another extravagant showpiece was laid on by organizers of the 26th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games with closing Ceremony at Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium in Palembang South Sumatra.
Vice President Boediono said the true winners of the Games were all those participating at the event. He also expressed his condolences to the families of two supporters who died at the soccer final between the host team and Malaysia.
"In the SEA Games, we have showcased our achievements to the Works," Boediono said in his speech.
The Day was Sunday, to many it was like a normal day. The date was 20-11-2011, not many people took note of it, but to one Sovan Kiry, Cambodia’s former Karate- do champion turned Shorinjo Kempo Athlete, it would turn out to be one of his most memorable days. It turned out to be a day Cambodia won her fourth Gold medal, a record since the Kingdom returned to the SEA games in 1995.
“I am so happy, today is a remarkable day in my live” Says 26 year old Sovan Kiry moments after the epic encounter with Lao PDR’s Khonesavann Sounda.
Cambodia's medal haul experienced a drought on Friday as none of the competing sports could add to the medal Tally of the kingdom.
The sign started on Thursday when Cambodia’s medal charge brought only one silver from judo through Khoam Ratanamony who lost in the finals to Indonesia's Toni Irawan. In a sharp contrast, Petanque, wrestling and boxing combined to bring in three bronze finishes for the Kingdom as the 26th SEA Games entered its second week in Indonesia.
Cambodia,s hope of surpassing the 40 medal haul of the last SEA game is in the balance following a disappointing finish to day 7 events at the 26th SEA games in Jakarta and Palembang. With 3 boxers in the semi finals yesterday, team Cambodia looked certain to progress into the final but all three boxers were dealt great blow as they lost to their opponents in Palembang.
Svay Ratha and Choun Sok leng were both beaten by Indonesian Opponents, while France based Hout Samath found his vietnamese counterpart too strong to contend with. All three Boxers will now settle for bronze.
Just like the Cambodian Football Team to the 26th SEA Games, Cambodia's Volleyball and Basketball teams have failed to inspire at the Games.
The Football team lost all three group A Matches and have since returned to Cambodia, The Volleyball and basketball teams are set to follow suit this weekend after failing to win any games in the on going SEA games.
Cambodia's Gold haul hit Three to equal the number of Gold won in the 2009 SEA games to Increase the Kingdom's medal Tally on the 6th day of competition following brilliant performance by the Vovinam Athletes winning one gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze on Wednesday at the SUNTER SPORT CENTER, Jakarta. The Quartet of fighter Ly Boramy, Prak Vanny, San Socheat and Pal Chhoraksmy won the Gold scoring 276 points to beat Vietnam and Indonesia in the Women's Multi Weapon - Mixed to add to the Gold won by My Boramy earlier on Monday.
Cambodia Basketball team at the SEA Games will today take on Thailand in their second group B game following a comprehensive lose to Defending Champions Philippines on Monday. The Philippines won the tie 127-68 leaving Cambodia to seek for an outright win over neighbors Thailand who defeated Vietnam in the first game on Monday 85-54.
" we knew Philippines will be a problem, We have always struggled against them so we now have to win our next two games to give us a chance of going into the next round" Coach Austin Koledoye said.
Cambodians got something to cheer after Ly Boramy struck gold in the Single Man Vovinam Martial arts Yesterday. The 25 Year old gave a spectacular performance that stunned the Judges as well as the over 1000 spectators cheering Cambodia on as LY Boramy scored 278 points to defeat Vietnam and Indonesia to Silver and bronze respectively.