Cambodia’s medallists continue to strike gold

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Cambodia’s Jessa Khan and Ou Moeut Saly show off some of their winnings. Courtesy National Olympic Committee of Cambodia

Ou Moeut Saly and Jessa Khan, Cambodia’s 2018 Jakarta Asian Games gold medallists, continue to add to their rapidly expanding trophy cabinets after claiming further prizes from international competition in China and the USA respectively.

On Sunday, Cambodian jetski champion Ou Moeut, 27, won first prize in the Amateur Ski 1500cc stock event at the 2018 Baili Liujiang International Jetski Open in China. Meanwhile, 17-year old Khan continued to dominate on the mats to capture four gold medals from the SJJIF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship at the Long Beach Arena in California.

Ou Moeut, who hails from Thbong Khum province, claimed his Asian Games gold medal in the ski modified event. Based on accumulated points of four rounds, he saw off Thai duo Teeraprateep Kasidit and Pupakdee Nuttakorin who were awarded silver and bronze respectively. He won a further bronze in the Runabout 1100 Stock with Thai riders Attapon Kunsa and Phadit Buree capturing the top two spots.

At the same competition, Khan, born in the USA to a Cambodian father and a Latin American mother, won Cambodia’s first Asian Games gold medal in Jiu-Jitsu after sensationally defeating Mahra Alhinaai of the UAE.

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