Cambodia’s Texas-born taekwondo fighter Casandre Nicole Tubbs won a bronze medal at the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games yesterday, increasing the kingdom’s medal tally to 10 ahead of teammate Sorn Seavmey’s big entrance tomorrow.
Tubbs, competing in the women’s under 57kg event, was unable to find a way past Benjarat Yangtrakul of Thailand, ultimately settling for a bronze medal.
Tubbs has previously found success on the taekwondo circuit, winning gold medals at the 2013 US Open and the 2013 German Open, a silver at the 2015 Spanish Open and a bronze at the 2015 Pan American Championships.
Tubbs was representing the country of her mother’s birth.
Meanwhile, on Friday, Cambodia’s swim sensation Hem Thon Vithiny bowed out of competition for the near future after recording a seventh place finish in the 50 metres freestyle heats.
The three-time Olympian had earlier stated her intention to step away from the pool to undergo surgery for a chronic medical problem which was hindering her progress.