Cambodian Women Going for Gold

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Cambodian Women Going for Gold

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:50 pm

Cambodia dreams of regional gold and sporting glory
After success at the Asian Games, country is pushing to win more medals
16 October 2018
PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia gained a new hero in August, as Jessa Khan, a 16-year-old Cambodian American, won gold in women's jiujitsu, unleashing a torrent of admiring posts, shares and heart emojis across social media.

Khan was only one of two gold medalists from Cambodia in this year's Asian Games that ended early September, but to the country, the medalists offer hope that they can before long tackle competitors in the region and even globally. Cambodia certainly hopes to shine in the 2023 Southeast Asian Games that it will host in Phnom Penh, but experts say the country will need to put in a lot more training -- and funding -- to succeed.

Three medals at this year's Asian Games sets a new record for Cambodia, but it is still far below those of Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand. Cambodia was sending athletes to the Olympic Games from 1956 to 1972, but that stopped during the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime. The country sent athletes to compete as "wild cards" again in 1996, but it was not until 2016 that Sorn Seavmey became the first Cambodian to qualify in official competitions.

The biggest names in Cambodian sports are mostly women, despite the country being deeply patriarchal. Cambodia's Ouk Sreymom was world petangue champion in 2017, and Ke Leng held the world title in the sport for two years before her. And Sorn was the first to win gold in taekwondo for Cambodia at the 2014 Asian Games before competing in the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

At least in Sorn's case, it was a lucky break, fortified by her own unwavering determination, that pushed her to the peak of the sport. She stumbled into taekwondo, after her first coach recruited her when she tagged along to her sister's practice. From there she rocketed through two years of training and quickly began netting medals in regional competitions. Her life today -- hours of training interspersed by an Adidas modeling gig and trips to the mall with friends -- is starkly different from before.
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Re: Cambodian Women Going for Gold

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:07 am

Khan sets new goals after four-gold haul
31 October 2018
Cambodia’s jiu-jitsu sensation Jessa Khan announced her desire to go up in weight as her next challenge after her storming four-gold performance at the Sport Jiu Jitsu International Federation World Championship at California’s Long Beach Arena.

“On to my next challenge – female strawweight 115lb division,’’ Khan said on social media.

The strawweight division in mixed martial arts generally refers to competitors weighing between 48-52kg (106lb-115lb). It sits between the lighter atomweight division and heavier flyweight divisions.
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Re: Cambodian Women Going for Gold

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Re: Cambodian Women Going for Gold

Post by Kinetic » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:45 pm

She got steel on her teeths but gold around her neck.
Bravo championne :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: Cambodian Women Going for Gold

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:02 pm

Cambodian American JESSAMINE JADA KHAN Wins Grand Prize of International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation
Cambodia Breaking News (Phnom Penh): A Cambodian American, JESSAMINE JADA KHAN, won the grand prize in a purple belt in International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation(IBJJF).

According to the social media account of JESSAMINE JADA KHAN, she posted that " I am so happy to win the grand prize in the purple belt from IBJJF. I received the purple belt for six months, and it was my first start. This is my goal to win after I received the purple belt.

All Cambodia, including the PM, have admired JESSAMINE JADA KHAN, as a stronger fighter. She won a gold medal at Asian Game in 2018 in Indonesia. Moreover, she got many medals from international and global game.

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