24 October, 2017
Cambodian Gymnastics Federation conducts artistic trials
AGU Media, DOHA (QAT): Supported by the International Olympic Committee, the Cambodian Gymnastics Federation (CGF) recently conducted a talent-spotting trial for 30 participants in artistic gymnastics from three provinces — Kratie, Kampong Chhnang and Takeo.
“Four gymnasts from this group will go through a second trial out of which one will be selected for regional and international competition,” said CGF Secretary General Nay Phonna. “Artistic is a difficult and risky discipline and next year we’ll hold aerobic trials.”
According to the strategic plan announced by the President of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia and CGF Chairman Thong Khon, similar trials would be held on a regular basis to spot the best and send them to train in China so that they could be better prepared for the 2023 South East Asian Games in Phnom Penh.
Cambodian gymnast Sam Rim, who participated at this year’s SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, was trained by Chinese coach Wang Yibing in Shantou.
Last year, a three-member Cambodian team of Sor Sopheng, Choeun Chanbory and Sor Sokim took part in the FIG Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships in Incheon, South Korea, signalling the CGF’s efforts to raise competitive standards.