Cambodia was highly appreciated for the country’s well-organised 9th Southeast Asia Karate Federation (SEAKF) Championship, while its athletes making remarkable progress in the sport.

The encouraging news was shared recently by H.E. Samedi Sivathana, Third Vice President of SEAKF, and Vice President of the Cambodia Karate Federation following the conclusion of the championship.

Cambodia was recognised for the great arrangement of the game, including fair judgement by assigned referees, safe and warm hospitality and other services, he said adding that this builds more confidence for the country’s team for the host of the in-coming SEA Games 2023.

Mr. Arivalagan Ponniyah, Technical Director for the Malaysia National Karate squad, who participated in the SEAKF Championship was impressed by Cambodia’s organisation of the game and looked forward to his second trip to Cambodia for the SEA Games 2023.

According to H.E. Samedi Sivathana, Cambodian Karate athletes also performed beyond expectation, ranked number four for earning one gold, one silver and five bronze medals.

The SEAKF Championship included 16 disciplines, and Vietnam was ranked number one with 5 gold medals, Indonesia number two with 5 gold medals and Malaysia number three with five gold medals — while Laos, the Philippines, and Thailand did not win any gold medal.

H.E. Samedi Sivathana spoke highly of the support by the leadership of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia (NOCC) and the hard work by concerned players at all levels as well as the good cooperation by all delegations from participating countries.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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