Cambodia's wushu team won a total of seven medals at the 32nd Southeast Asian (SEA Games), including one gold, three silver, and three bronze.
The medal winners for gold came from the women's wushu duilian team performance, Chin Sros, Tin Bopha, and Vy Srey Leak.
The three silver medals were earned by Chhoeun Bunthai men's sanda, 70kg, Sam Mary women's sanda, and Mao Muychantharithy, men's sanda, 56kg.
The three bronze medals were won by Pat Dany, women's sanda, Beng Ratana, men's Sanda, 65kg, and the men’s wushu duilian team.
The wushu event was held from May 9 to 12, 2023.
Coach Mao Chan Thavuth, Secretary General of Cambodia Wushu Federation, said, “Cambodia has taken wushu to the SEA Games eight times, this is the first time that Cambodia has won a gold medal in wushu at the SEA Games.”
He added that the athletes' progress in the SEA Games resulted from the extra training they received in technique, strength, and combat.
Athletes came to China to train at least seven months before the SEA Games host.
Sam Mary, who won a silver medal in women's sanda, said that she is happy to have won a medal for her country, even though it was not gold. She said that she gained a lot of new experience in this event and that she hopes to do better in the next SEA Games.
Chhoeun Bunthai, who won a silver medal in men's sanda, 70kg, said that he lacked energy and weight, which made him smaller than his opponent.
He said that he learned a lot about the fighting techniques of each country after this match.
The Cambodian wushu team performed well at the 32nd SEA Games, and they have set a good foundation for future success.
The team's coaches and athletes are committed to improving their skills and techniques, and they are confident that they will be able to win more medals in the future.