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  • #1646271
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    Olympic Games 27 July – 12 August in London

    pictures and info source: http://www.myolympicheroes.com/

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    If they win metals, that would be awesome.
    If they don’t, I still cheer for them.
    For 60 dollars a month and free meals, they dedicate their time and energy to represent Cambodia in the international arena!!!!

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    meet Chan Seiha

    [b]Sex:[/b] Female

    [b]Date of birth:[/b] 09-September-1994

    [b]Place of Birth:[/b] Brasart village, Snoul commune, Ang Snoul District, Kondal Province

    [b]Discipline:[/b] Running

    [b]Event:[/b]

    100m
    200m

    [b]Fastest Time:[/b]

    100m 13:13
    200m 26:30 (last year in S Korea)

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    I started training in 2009 and I have participated in sport competition in Vietnam, Indonesia, Korea.

    The reason I love to run is that I believe it help our body stay healthy and avoid disease.

    I am so excited to be included in the London Olympic Games, I have set myself a target to break my own personal best and to be as competitive as I can with the rest of the athletes. I love my country and I vow to Cambodia that I will do my best.

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    [Message last modified 08-11-2012 08:33am by Kadin]

    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1646251
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    Hem Thon Vitiny

    Name: Hem Thonvitini

    Sex: Female

    Date of birth: 07-October-1993

    Place of Birth: Veal Vong, 7Makara, Phnom Penh

    Discipline: Swimming

    Main Event: Start training in 2000. Used to participated in Olympic Game in 2008 in China, Asian Game

    I love sport and think it is very important for people to take part. My sport is swimming and I want to use my fame to promote sport to Cambodian women and encourage more women to take up sport competitively.

    For my interest, I was so excited in the task that I took part in the Olympic sport which represented Cambodia. I promise I will do my very best for Cambodia and I want to smash my personal best. I want to become a great athlete like Ryan Locat he has a great name and his success has made him a hero in his country, I want to do the same for the people of Cambodia.

    I want all Cambodian people to join together in supporting sport in Cambodia.[/quote]

    picture source: http://www.rsisacademy.com/news.php?id=2

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    [Message last modified 07-28-2012 04:24pm by Kadin]

    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1646252
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    Chov Sotheara

    Picture source:http://www.cam111.com/photonews/2012/03/28/140282.html

    Sex: Female

    Age: 27

    Date of birth: 10-October-1984

    Place of Birth: Toul Svayprey 2, Chamkarmorn, Phnom Penh

    Discipline: Wrestling

    Competing since: 2000

    Medals: Bronze Medal 2003 Asia Games

    Medals

    Asia Game 2003 in Vietnam, won Bronze Medal
    Participated in ASEAN Game 2010 in China, rank 5th,

    I love wrestling because it helps me stay healthy and strong. My favorite athlete Japanese Wrestler, I like her because she is a strong woman and she has done so much for her country of Japan, she is very skilled athlete and I practice all the time to try to be like her. I hope one day I can inspire the women of my country to take up wrestling or other sports for Cambodia, it would make me feel very proud as a woman, as an athlete and a Cambodian if I could do that.

    [Message last modified 07-28-2012 04:25pm by Kadin]

    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1646238
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    Hem Thonponleu

    Sex: Male

    Age: 22

    Date of birth: 26-January-1990

    Place of Birth: Veal Vong, 7Makara, Phnom Penh

    Discipline: Swimming

    Event: 50m

    Record: 27.22 seconds (China)

    Competed to date:

    Olympic Game in 2008 in China
    Asian Game in 2007 in Thailand
    2009 in Laos
    2001 in Indonesia
    ASEAN Game 2010 in China

    I began swimming competitively because I love swimming as a sport, I knew that if I do well I can inspire other Cambodian people to take up sports and become better athletes.

    My favorite swimmer is called Michael Phelps, he is an American and the world record holder in many distances. I met him at the 2008 Olympic Games in China, that year he went on to win 8 gold medals. He really is my idol so I train as hard as I can and hope one day that I can be as good as he is.

    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1646256
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    MAXIMOV Chamraen Youri

    Sex: Male

    Age: 16

    Date of birth: 06-January-1996

    Nationality: Cambodian

    Level: National, Member of Cambodian National Swim Team

    Sport Category: Swimming — Long Course

    Swim Start: October 2006

    Contact Data: HP: 855-90-424-008 E-mail: [email protected]

    Club: Royal Sport Club “Nautilus”, Phnom Penh

    Associated member of ACS Club, Jakarta

    [Message last modified 07-28-2012 08:19pm by Kadin]

    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1646239
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    Sar Churpveasna

    Sex: Male

    Date of birth: 01-July-1984

    Place of Birth: Sangkat Boeng TumPun, Khan Mean Chey, Phnom Penh.

    Discipline: Running

    Events: 100m

    Record: 11.19 seconds

    Competed in:

    ASEAN Game 2012 in China
    2009 in Laos

    I have always loved Athletic especially running event from when I was very young, I enjoy competing and when every I can I always try to help others become better athletes. I believe it is very important to support the next generation of athletes so one day they can compete for Cambodia and Cambodia will be noticed by the world as a serious sporting nation.

    I would like it one day to be recognized by the people of Cambodia for all the hard work and dedication I have put in to become Cambodia’s fastest every runner. It would also be good that sports grows and becomes more popular so athletes like myself can get sponsorship so we can dedicate our time fully to becoming the best we are able.

    I do hope Cambodia follows me and my fellow athletes and wishes us the best as we compete for our country in this year’s Olympic Games

    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1646253
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    Sorn Davin

    Sex: Female

    Age: 20

    Date of birth: 06-February-1992

    Place of Birth: Reu SeyKeo District, Phnom Penh Capital

    Current Address: Reu SeyKeo District, Phnom Penh Capital

    Disciplin: Taekwondo, Started in 2006

    Competition to date: 2007 Asian Game in Thailand. 2009 in Laos. 2010 Asian Games in China. 2011 in Indonesia.

    I took up Taekwondo because I love to compete. Each time I compete, I feel like a bold person and it makes me very proud and exciting to represent Cambodia in Olympic Games. I have met some very important people because of my Taekwondo such Prime Minister Som Dech Hun Sen. He gave me some very good words of advice, he said “That winning and losing is a natural part of sport, but it is how we win and lose shows who we are, our attitude towards others who compete and how we show ourselves as Khmer because we represent the Khmer people!”. These words have inspired me to do my very best every time I compete.
    I really want all Cambodian people to know what the sport is.

    [Message last modified 07-28-2012 04:29pm by Kadin]

    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1646240
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    sweet, thanks for the profile of the athletes.
    Its a good thing they dropped that Japanese guys who was gonna represent Cambodia, I know its all in good faith, but the Olympics is where you show the world the strength of your people.

    #1646241
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    [i]Originally posted by JackTsang05[/i]
    sweet, thanks for the profile of the athletes.
    Its a good thing they dropped that Japanese guys who was gonna represent Cambodia, I know its all in good faith, but the Olympics is where you show the world the strength of your people.

    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1646242
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    Wow!!! My people know how to sport in all types huh!! Did they do already or just prepare for the begin!!!

    #1646243
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    vkchao85
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    Are there a lot of Cambodian athletes wherever you all are from? Im from Dc and all the khmers basically player football and basketball.

    #1646244
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    Khom Ratanakmony

    judo fighter


    The National Olympic Committee of Cambodia was buzzing with excitement this morning after receiving news that judoka Khom Ratanakmony had been granted a Tripartite Commission Invitation Place to the 2012 Summer Olympics.

    The 29-year-old SEA Games silver medalist, who is based in the French northwestern port city of Brest, became the second Cambodian to be handed a ticket to London by the International Olympic Committee’s Tripartite Commission after taekwondo ace Sorn Davin.

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    Khom Ratanakmony grabbed a silver medal at the 2011 SEA Games held in Indonesia last November thanks to an impressive run in the men’s 50-55 kilogram judo competition.

    He lost the gold medal final match against host nation favourite Toni Iravan at the Kelapa Gading Judo Center in Jakarta.

    Ratanakmony, who started out as a wrestler before switching codes to the Japanese martial art of judo, will continue to train in France before joining up with the rest of the Cambodian delegation in London on July 23.

    http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012061356780/Sport/judoka-thrown-into-olympic-squad.html

    [Message last modified 06-13-2012 06:10am by Kadin]

    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1646245
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    JackTsang05
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    Do you know who this is Kadin?

    #1646257
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    Kadin
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    should I?

    No idea who that is.

    [Message last modified 07-29-2012 07:23pm by Kadin]

    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1646246
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    Sorn Davin will fight on August 11th.

    http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071757447/Sport/sorn-davin-improves-with-elite-training-in-london.html

    [Message last modified 07-17-2012 07:06am by Kadin]

    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1646247
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    http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072357546/Sport/days-away-till-the-games.html

    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1646248
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    “Taekwondo star Sorn Darvin will become Cambodia’s first female flag bearer at an Olympic Games when she leads the delegation at the opening ceremony of the London Games this Friday.”

    http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072557624/Sport/taekwondo-ace-sorn-davin-named-as-cambodian-flagbearer-for-olympic-games-opening-ceremony.html

    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1646249
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    There’s schedule of day, time, each of these individual will compete?????

    #1646250
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    Kadin
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    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1646254
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    Love it! Thank you for their profile updates. I really hope they can take home a medal! <3

    #1646255
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    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1646258
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    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1646259
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    Judo: 5 minutes

    Cambodia’s Khom Ratanak Mony VS Mexico’s Nabor Castillo

    Castillo beat Khom in 46 seconds

    read more: http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012073057681/Sport/mony-bows-out-in-his-olympic-opener.html

    [Message last modified 07-30-2012 05:39am by Kadin]

    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1646260
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    Thu, Aug 2 5:00 AM EDTMen’s 50m Freestyle – Heats

    58 athletes.

    fastest time: 21:77
    slowest time: 29.77

    Cambodia stands in 48th place.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/swimming/mens-50m-freestyle-swm010.html;_ylt=As6.XCd6n7swYRKDtCcb6aQDPe9_;_ylu=X3oDMTIxaTJ1OG1oBG1pdANPTFlNUElDUyBMYXRlc3QgUmVzdWx0cyBWMgRwb3MDNwRzZWMDTWVkaWFTcG9ydHNEYWlseVNjaGVkdWxl;_ylg=X3oDMTE2Z2ppM3RwBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdAMEcHQD;_ylv=3#SWM010903

    [Message last modified 08-03-2012 05:24am by Kadin]

    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1646263
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    Vitiny Hemthon, swimmer

    Fri, Aug 3 5:05 AM EDT Women’s 50m Freestyle – Heat 3

    that’s 1:05 am if you’re in California.

    http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012080257758/Sport/pool-masters-look-for-pbs.html

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    Edit:

    result:

    73 athletes
    fastest time: 24.51
    Slowest time: 42.35

    Cambodia stands in 57th place

    http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/swimming/womens-50m-freestyle-sww010.html#SWW010903

    [Message last modified 08-04-2012 11:01pm by Kadin]

    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1646261
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    I’m not interested in the Olympics, but reading about Cambodia and their athletes competing makes me really proud of them.
    Thanks for the links and updates Kadin. :)

    #1646262
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    you’re welcome Star.

    we have athletes who have yet to compete.

    2 runners and 1 fighter (taekwondo)

    I’m not sure what happened to Chov Sotheara, the wrestler.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/athletes.html?athlete_name=&discipline_code=&country_code=cam&tournament_id=london2012&content_type=tournament

    [i]Originally posted by Mercury-Star[/i]
    I’m not interested in the Olympics, but reading about Cambodia and their athletes competing makes me really proud of them.
    Thanks for the links and updates Kadin. :)

    [Message last modified 08-04-2012 04:18pm by Kadin]

    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1646265
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    Final:

    Samorn Kieng 6 August 2012, 02:50am PDT (800meter)

    53 athletes
    fastest time:1:45.51
    slowest time:1:59.56

    Cambodia stands in 48th place.

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    Cambodia’s athletics contingency succumbed to the Monday blues as both runners failed to register new personal bests on the track of the Olympic Stadium in London.

    In Heat 2 of the men’s 800 metres competition held in the late morning, Cambodia’s Kieng Samorn showed some early promise but faded significantly during the second lap to come home dead last in 1:55:26, a season best but more than three seconds off his target time.

    The 29-year-old from Ratanakkiri cited a clash with another runner during the opening circuit for his lack of form. “I’m devastated that I didn’t break my personal best,” he told the Post. “Another athlete’s leg hit mine and I couldn’t perform well after that.”

    Samorn was clearly in awe of the occasion, using up a lot of nervous energy in the warm up by jogging past the stands, waving and striking poses to the point where stewards had to usher him to the starting line. For sure it was a once in a lifetime experience to compete in front of 80,000 screaming athletics fans at the Olympic Stadium, although you can’t help but wonder what could have been if he’d have saved all his enthusiasm for the race.

    Starting in lane 3, Samorn kept the pace nicely as the competitors merged on the back straight and was only pushed to the rear right at the end of the first lap. The class of the field, however, was made apparent in the closing stages as the Cambodian fell further and further adrift.

    Warm applause greeted his final efforts across the line, where he subsequently collapsed on the track. Britain’s Andrew Osagie went over to shake his hand having qualified for the semifinals in third.

    Samorn had finished just over six seconds slower than the seventh-placed athlete, although this wasn’t the largest losing margin of the day. That ignominy belonged to Erzhan Askarov of Kyrgyzstan, who trotted in almost 11 seconds behind the penultimate runner in Heat 6.

    http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012080857863/Sport/a-disappointing-day-at-the-track-for-cambodias-runners.html/quote

    [Message last modified 08-08-2012 12:11am by Kadin]

    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1646264
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    new faces and I can’t find one athlete’s schedule.

    Seyha Chan runs on Aug 6th 11:20am PDT (200 meter)

    Davin Sorn fights on Aug 11th 1am PDT

    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1646266
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    Seyha Chan runs on Aug 6th 11:20am PDT (200 meter)
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    52 athletes
    fastest time:22.48
    slowest time:26.62

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    Cambodia stands in 52nd place.

    ^not olympic picture. This picture was taken at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in Daegu on September 1, 2011.

    While the weather conditions couldn’t have been better for Samorn, with glorious sunshine bathing the stadium throughout the morning, his compatriot Chan Seyha clearly struggled in the chilly and damp conditions of the evening session during her women’s 200-metre heat.

    Drawn in the dreaded inside lane of Heat 5, which included reigning world and Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica, the 17-year-old Kandal province native was never in the race and recorded a time of 26.62, over a quarter of a second slower than her PB of 26.34.

    “Of course I’m disappointed,” said an exhausted Seyha shortly after leaving the track. “It was so cold and windy. I couldn’t run my usual race.”

    Under the circumstances, it was hard to tell if she benefited from new spiked shoes bought for her just a few days prior to the event by team sponsors NagaWorld. Without a synthetic track to train on in Phnom Penh, the sprinter may have to wait for her next international competition to lace them again.

    It remains to be seen whether that event will be in the 2013 SEA Games in Myanmar.

    The final of the women’s 200 metres in London will be held tonight at 3am Cambodian time.

    http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012080857863/Sport/a-disappointing-day-at-the-track-for-cambodias-runners.html

    She has potential to be better but she needs support financially and emotionally. She will be 22 years old in the next summer olympics.

    It’s great that NagaWorld bought her new shoes.
    But it would have been so much better if she had them days or weeks before her performance; she could practice and get the feel of those shoes.

    http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012080657815/Sport/seyha-spiked-for-success-with-new-shoes-from-naga.html

    [Message last modified 08-08-2012 04:34am by Kadin]

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    according to the below article, only one Khmer athlete is left to compete, Davin Sorn.

    [Message last modified 08-09-2012 05:16am by Kadin]

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    Davin Sorn fights on Aug 11th

    preliminary : 4:30am PDT
    Quarterfinal: 8:30am PDT (not official)
    Repechage : 12:30pm PDT (not official)

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    Bronze Medal: 1:30pm PDT (not official)
    Semifinal :
    Final:

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    “Although Sorn Davin has now fully acclimatised to life in the cooler climes of England, she won’t be making plans to emigrate anytime soon.

    “Cambodia is better,” she said with a smile.”

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    It’s five down and one to go as Cambodia’s last remaining athlete makes her Olympic dream a reality on Saturday.

    Sorn Davin has been training hard for the past six weeks at various venues across London ahead of her participation in the women’s over-67kg taekwondo competition at the South Arena 1 of London’s ExCel Centre

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    However, should Sorn Davin lose in her opening contest, she may have another chance to fight via the repechages – under draw – which will be available only if the Mexican makes it to the gold medal match.

    The repechages round – scheduled for 8:30pm the same night – would pit the Cambodian against the opponent who lost to Espinoza in the quarterfinal, with the winner needing one more victory to claim a bronze medal.

    Any win over any competitor would be a ground-breaking result for Cambodia, which has not recorded a single victory in any event in its entire Olympic history.

    “I want to be the first Cambodian to win [at the Olympics],” Davin told the Post after a training session on Tuesday at the ExCel Centre. “I’ll be a bit nervous before the tournament, but as soon as I start to fight, I’ll be fine.”

    Sorn Davin is Cambodia’s most decorated athlete competing at the London Games, having won a silver medal at the 2011 SEA Games in Indonesia and a bronze at the 2009 SEA Games in Laos.

    She also finished fourth at the Asian Olympic qualifiers in Bangkok last November and fifth at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.

    “Her experience is very good. She has been to many international competitions,” said her South Korean coach Choi Yong-sok.

    The Seoul-born taekwondo master, a 35-year veteran of the sport who accepted an invitation from the Minister of Youth, Education and Sport to instruct the national team back in 1996, has been training Davin for the past seven years.

    “She’s the best Cambodia taekwondo athlete I’ve seen. But at the Olympic Games, all players are the best of the best.”

    The taekwondo tournament in London sees a total of 128 athletes from 63 National Olympic Committees compete over eight weight categories – four women’s and four men’s – and welcomes a few changes since the 2008 Beijing Games.

    “As a martial art, of course taekwondo is full of tradition, but we are not afraid to innovate,” World Taekwondo Federation Secretary-General Jean-Marie Ayer told reporters at a media conference on Monday ahead of yesterday’s start to the events at the ExCel Centre.

    In order to make the “action on the field of play more exciting”, organisers have reduced the size of the competition area by two metres on each side to 8 metres by 8 metres and have introduced a 10-second rule, which penalises passive players who try to avoid combat.

    An electronic scoring system known as PSS (Protector and Scoring System) that registers valid kicks to the body will be deployed for the first time at a Games, as will an instant video replay “to ensure the correction of possible judging errors at the request of the coach”.

    Successful kicks receive one point for a body hit, two points for a spinning body shot, three points for a strike to the head and four points for a spinning move to the head, which must be made with one continuous twisting motion of 180 degrees or more.

    “Our sport is now easier for the referees to judge, easier for the public to understand, and more attractive for the media and TV,” added WTF technical delegate Philippe Bouedo.

    As the founding nation of taekwondo, South Korea has a long tradition of supremacy to defend at the London Games having won the maximum four golds in Beijing. However, rivals from Turkey, China, Mexico, Iran and the US are expected to challenge for medals in the four days of competition.

    Although Sorn Davin has now fully acclimatised to life in the cooler climes of England, she won’t be making plans to emigrate anytime soon. “Cambodia is better,” she said with a smile.

    http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012080957894/Sport/taekwondo-champ-aims-for-the-final-kick.html/quote

    [Message last modified 08-11-2012 05:02am by Kadin]

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    just in case I miscalculate the time, please double check here:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/taekwondo/womens-heavyweight-over-67-kg-tkw167.html#TKW167408

    [Message last modified 08-09-2012 05:54am by Kadin]

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    okay this is the result. Davin (Khmer) lost by one point. but she still has a chance to fight in the REPECHAGE if the person she lost to competes for the gold metal.I’ll keep you posted

    [Message last modified 08-11-2012 06:08pm by Kadin]

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    It’s over. Mexico lost.

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