Korea’s Cambodian carom queen banks on Southeast Asia

Sruong Pheavy, Korea’s top-ranked three-cushion carom player and world’s No.2, wants more than just to win more games. The wife of a Korean man wants to broaden the games appeal in Cambodia ― her mother land ― and throughout the Southeast Asia where snooker and other pocket ball sports are still relatively major.

Behind this ambition is her passion that was sown just less than a decade ago in 2011 when her husband Kim Man-sik, 28 years her senior, took her to a local carom parlor in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, to introduce her to the sport. That was all she needed.

“Out of all the good things that have happened here, the very first was having met a good man like my husband,” said Pheavy, 31, who had come to Korea in 2010 from Kampong Cham, where she helped on her father’s potato farm.

In full: https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2020/06/177_291555.html

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