Gymnastics aims new record

18 delegates and athletes left the Kingdom for Thailand, where they will take part in the 7th Aerobic Gymnastics Asian Championships from 3-5 September.

The Cambodia Gymnastics Federation (CGF) aimed a new record from this international event with a young national squad.

Noy Phanna, the Secretary General of the Cambodia Gymnastics Federation said the Federation broke the history after wining first medals at the 31st South East Asian (SEA) Games in Vietnam this year.

The Federation aimed for another record of winning medals at the coming Aerobic Gymnastics Asian Championships.

“We made history at the 31st South East Asian Games in Vietnam, and we want to make another history this year at the Aerobic Gymnastics Asian Championships,” said Phanna.

“That doesn’t mean we haven’t achieved anything at the Asian Championships. We used to win medals during 2010 to 2016.

“Our goal in the next 6 or 8 years is to win medals, so we need to improve our athletes’ performance. Now we are also capable enough to fight for medals. I think they can do it, and they can win medals.

“We all know Asian Championships is at a higher level than SEA Games. There are a lot of strong teams including Japan, Iran, South Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand.

“We have a strong commitment to face new challenges because we have a clear plan and train hard.”

The Federation will also use the Aerobic Gymnastics Asian Championships as a part of their preparation for the 32nd South East Asian Games next year, when Cambodia hosts this biggest multi-sport event in Southeast Asian region for the first time in history.

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