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Taekwondo federation charts path

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The Taekwondo Federation of Cambodia said that in 2018, Cambodia expects to compete in three international events. Supplied

The Taekwondo Federation (ITF) said it of Cambodia hopes the kingdom will be including the sport at the 32nd Phnom Penh SEA Games in 2023.

Keo Remy, Cambodian politician, President of Southeast Asian Taekwon-Do Federation – ITF and Chairman of the Taekwondo Federation of Cambodia, made the remarks at a press conference yesterday reviewing the federations activities in 2017.

“Key milestones for the federation in 2018 include trying to create more domestic matches and strengthening the competitiveness of our athletes, said Mr. Remy. “Establishing clubs in the provinces and the federation has to do other activities to participate if it is to participate in major events like the SEA Games.”

The federation said that in 2018, Cambodia expects to compete in three international events; the 9th Asian Championships in Mongolia, the 1st Asian Games for High School Students in Malaysia, and the World Championship and Youth Championship Tournament in Belarus.

The federation also conveyed plans of performing at the opening ceremony of the second biennial National Games in Phnom Penh in May.

Cambodia’s most celebrated sporting success in recent years has been in taekwondo.

Sorn Seavmey claimed an unprecedented gold at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

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