Track medalist gets windfall

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Bou Samnang claimed a bronze medal at the 2019 Thailand Open Track and Field Championships. MoEYS

The president of the Cambodian Athletics Federation gifted a two million riel bonus to athlete Bou Samnang after her medal-winning performance at the recently concluded 2019 Thailand Open Track and Field Championships.

Samnang claimed a bronze medal in the 3,000 metres under-18 category at the regional athletics meet in Thailand.

Mr. Ouk Socheat, also a Director of the General Department of Sport at the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports, said that the 2 million riels was awarded for the bronze medal prize and was a private contribution. He urged other athletes who did not get medals to work harder and improve their skills.

The federation sent six athletes and two coaches to the 2019 Thailand Open Track and Field Championships which took place at Suphachalasai National Stadium in Bangkok between May 18 to 21.

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