Cambodian taekwondo star Sorn Seavmey won her fourth gold medal at the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) on Sunday. Seavmey defeated Laotian opponent Sirimanotham Sonesavnh in the final round of the women's 73kg category.
This is Seavmey's fourth gold medal at this SEA Games, having previously won in 2013 and 2017. She was also a gold medalist at the 2014 Asian Games.
After claiming the victory, Seavmey ran to hug her daughter and celebrate, saying that she came back to win after a four-year break.
“I am very happy because this is my last match and the last gold medal for Cambodia,” Seavmey told reporters.
She expressed hope of winning a medal before the match and never underestimated her opponent, ensuring that she underwent intense training despite the short period of just over a month.
Seavmey said she has now achieved her dream of winning a gold medal after having a child, which is most encouraging for her.