Mayoral dreams of a young boxer

The legendary Manny Pacquiao, regarded as one of the best professional boxers of all time, has been serving as Senator in the Philippines since 2016. Don’t be surprised if in the future you hear about another boxer walking in Pacquiao’s footsteps and becomes a mayor in Cambodia. National lightweight champion Sao Rangsey not only believes […]

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Fighting for the women

Don’t be fooled by the diminutive façade of Pov Sokha. Behind her unassuming demeanour is a woman of substance. Not only is she a multiple world vovinam champion, Sokha is also a firm believer in women’s right. “Yes we are women, but we can do as well as any men can,” said that 26-year-old exponent. […]

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Football is more than a game for Chevey

Football is not just a game for Ban Chevey, it is her life and inspiration. The prolific national midfielder has no doubts that her life would have taken a turn to the worse had it not been for the beautiful game. “My life could have completely different if not for football. I have seen my […]

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Rising up from adversity

Adversity impacts people differently, but for promising young sailor Heang Sunheng it has built character. The 21-year-old was so distraught following the sudden death of his uncle that he almost gave up sailing completely. Sunheng reported to the training camp for the Southeast Asian Sailing Championship and helped his Cambodian teammates dominate the RS One […]

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Former Olympian grooming the next generation

Olympian Hem Thonponloeu has no regrets in quitting competitive swimming to take the mantle as a national coach. The 31-year-old, who had represented Cambodia at the 2008 Beijing Games and the 2012, London Games, has been helping nurture a new generation of swimmers since 2019. He had his baptism as a coach in an international […]

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Siblings with a mission

Don’t mess around with siblings Vy Sophors and Vy Sreysros. They both pack lethal punches behind their affable exterior, that could knock anyone out cold. Sophors and Sreysros are part of the Cambodian national boxing team and the brother-sister from Kendall Province hope to put Cambodia on the international boxing map. Three of their siblings […]

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Do or Die Mission

It’s not often that you are involved in a ‘do or die’ mission. And just a few months before the Vietnam SEA Games, judo exponent Voon Kim Heng is faced the unenviable task of reducing his weight or losing his place in the squad. The already slim, Kim Heng must drop his weight from 70kg […]

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Sailing solo for Cambodia

As the first ever female sailor to have represented the Kingdom at an international sailing competition, pint-sized Tith Somsoriya is making a statement of intent for Cambodian women. The petite 17-year-old was the only Cambodian female sailor in action at the Southeast Asian Sailing Championship 2021 in Sihanoukville last December. Not bad for someone who […]

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Like a duck to water

Sok Vorleak took to swimming like a duck to water when she was just a little girl. The 20-year-old is now the undisputed women’s breaststroke champion. “I liked getting into the water oblivious to the dangers. My father was so afraid that I might drown started teaching me to swim,” said Vorleak. Within two months […]

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Paseth’s vovinam journey

The name of Chin Paseth may not ring a bell for many, but his achievements in the martial arts sports of Vovinam is nothing short of remarkable. He first competed for Team Cambodia at the 2nd World Vovinam Championship in 2011 and has shown outstanding performances since. Turning 30 this June, his achievements includes Silver […]

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