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Robinson shows class at Motocross event

March 30, 2011 Leave a comment
New Zealander James Robinson rode his bike with great aplomb to speed
away with top honours in Class A on a day of thrills and spills at
Saturday’s 2011 Total Motocross International Championships at Preak
Leap race track on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.
New Zealand rider James Robinson goes airborne on the way to winning
the Class A division title of the 2011 Total Motocross International
Championships at the Preak Leap racetrack on Sunday. Photo by: Sreng Meng Srun
Navigating the
rugged terrain with relish, the Kiwi finished ahead of Thailand’s
Pakasith, who had a margin to spare over local favourite Pierre-Yves
Catry.

The Cambodian interest was well sustained in Class B when
Iv Leng produced a masterful jump finish to signal his win ahead of
fellow countryman Vong Ching Chov. Malaysia’s Zakaria Meki took third
place.

Meanwhile, Australia’s Craig Steven Fundak kept two local
riders at bay to grab the top prize in Class C. Than Chamroeun and Lim
Pheng chased the winner hard to snatch podium places.

In an
all-Cambodian affair, Chea Lykheang finished at the top of Class D,
pushing Seang Makara and Pov Piseth down the pecking order.

The MTB class saw local motorheads Seng Makara, Long Vannara and But Chhoeun fill the top three spots.

Phnom Penh Post
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Equestrian body hails latest success

January 24, 2011 Leave a comment
The Cambodian national equestrian team and trainers celebrate their
success from a recent event in Thailand last week at the show jumping
park of the Cambodian Country Club.
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THE Cambodian Country Club and Hagar Catering and Facilities Management
jointly celebrated the national equestrian team last week which
returned with a clutch of ribbons from the Christmas Jumping
Competition in Thailand.

A gathering of media personnel,
sponsors of the Cambodian Equestrian Federation and some staunch
supporters hailed the performances of the three-member team as a great
leap for the sport in the Kingdom.

“This was our way of
expressing our joy over the achievements of our national team and also
to thank our sponsors like Hagar, Horse Ware, Comin Khmer and Property
Care Services for their unwavering support,” said Federation Technical
Director Soraya Ourrais.

“We were quite honoured to have members
of the media alongside our sponsors and our team members. It was a
memorable occasion for the CEF.”

The CEF Secretary General Phillip Garcia emphasised the historical significance of the team’s Thailand visit.

“This
is the first time since the 1956 Melbourne Olympics that a Cambodian
equestrian team had taken part in an international event,” he said.

“Our
success in Thailand and the aptitude of the team members will certainly
lead us to a reintegration with the international community.

“This year’s SEA Games in Indonesia is well within our sights,” he added.

Phnom Penh Post
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