Cambodia Wins the World Championships Petanque 2017 in Belgium

Cambodian petanque players last night won a gold medal and a silver medal at the World Championships Petanque 2017 held in Ghent, Belgium from April 13 to 16.

Ms. Ouk Sreymom was named the new world champion after defeating her Tunisian counterpart, Mouna Beji, 13-07 at the final round of Singles Ladies category, while Mr. Nhem Bora and Ms. Sreang Sorakhim lost to their Tunisian counterparts in the Doubles Mixed category, thus getting a silver medal.

Ms. Ouk Sreymom is the third Cambodian athlete who obtained this world recognition after Mr. Sok Chan Mean who finished atop his competitors at the 47th World Championships in Madagascar in 2016, and Ms. Ke Leng who won her first and second championships in 2013 in France and in 2015 in Thailand.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press