SEA Games 2023: Cambodia ju-jitsu duo deliver first gold

About 500 Cambodians, including Deputy Prime Minister Tea Banh, packed into Hall B of the Chroy Changva Convention Centre on Thursday hoping to witness history, and they were rewarded as Kongmona Mithora and Touch Pikada delivered the first gold of these SEA Games for the hosts.

Kongmona, 24, said: “This gold medal means a lot to me and my country. I have been practising hapkido since I was a boy, and Touch has been practising taekwondo for five years.

“We started ju-jitsu only two years ago and now we want to think bigger and compete at the Asian and world levels.”

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