PM Calls On All Athletes to Train Harder for SEA Games in 2023

AKP Phnom Penh, May 23, 2018 –Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has encouraged all athletes to train harder toward the forthcoming 2nd National Games and the SEA Games in 2023.

Addressing to the reward conferment ceremony for the medalists of the 9th Asian Taekwon-Do ITF Championships in Mongolia held at the Peace Palace, Phnom Penh yesterday afternoon, Samdech Techo Hun Sen urged the athletes to continue working harder, believing that they will not make the nation upset.

The Premier congratulated the medalists on their successes and expressed his pride of the sports sector’s achievements in the past recent years. “We’ll achieve more success toward the SEA Game 2023 hosted by Cambodia,” he underlined.

Samdech Techo Hun Sen thanked all sports federations for their efforts and the national institutions and private sector for their support to the sports sector.

Cambodia sent 24 athletes to the 9th Asian Taekwon-Do ITF Championships in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from May 8 to 13, 2018, and won in total 18 gold, 13 silver, and 16 bronze medals.

Cambodia has been preparing for the 32nd SEA Games in 2023. This regional competition is scheduled to take place in Phnom Penh capital city and in some provinces including Kampot, Kep, Takeo, Siem Reap, Battambang and Kampong Cham from Dec. 1 to 15, 2023. The two-week-long event is expected to attract about 10,000 delegates, of them 7,000 are athletes.

The draft master plan toward hosting the 32nd SEA Games has already been approved by the Cambodian cabinet meeting.

The Kingdom is committed to win at least 30 percent or one third of the total gold medals of 300 at this regional sports event.

By Khan Sophirom