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Cambodia end ASEAN School Games bid

Ismail Vorajee / Khmer Times Share:
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Cambodia ended their participation in the 2018 ASEAN School Games in Malaysia yesterday, as one of two nations failing to register a medal win in the regional youth sporting spectacle.

ASG 2018 brought together 1,500 students from 10 countries from the region competing in 11 different sports; artistic gymnastics, athletics, badminton, basketball, netball, rhythmic gymnastics, sepaktakraw, squash, swimming, table tennis and volleyball.

The 10-day event took place at various sporting venues in Kuala Lumpur, including Shah Alam and Bukit Jalil stadium. This is the second occasion Malaysia has hosted the ASG, the first time was in 2010.

Education Minister Maszlee Malik in his speech said ASG is a platform for young talents to showcase their skills, competencies and discipline.​“Our nations have proven over time that we are able to compete at the international stage,” he said after officiating the ceremony.

Malaysia finished top of the medal tally with 103 medals. Indonesia followed close behind on 97, while Thailand rounded of the top three with a respectable 71. Cambodia shared the ignominy of zero medals with Brunei.

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