Sok Limheng Wins Gold in Khmer Chess 

PHNOM PENH – Sok Limheng won the gold medal for Cambodia after beating Vietnam’s Quang Trung Nguyen in the men’s final 5-minute singles of the Ouk Chaktrang (Khmer chess) in the SEA Games on May 6. 

“I am feeling very happy for getting merit for Cambodia. It is my dream to make Cambodia known internationally,” Limheng said. 

He said he had been nervous before the final, concerned about whether he would do well for the country. 

After beating the Vietnamese player in the first match, there was less pressure for the final to get the gold medal, he said.

Limheng beat Quang Trung Nguyen in both matches by using the enemy pieces killing strategy successfully, ending the game in less than five minutes. 

Limheng beat Vietnamese player Nam Thang Hoang in the semi-final after Nam Thang Hoang won against Cambodian Nou Chanphanit. 

Vietnam’s Quang Trung Nguyen won the silver medal in the 5-minute singles, while Cambodia’s Nou Chanphanit and Vietnam’s Nam Thang Hoang got bronze. 

Meng Seavmey contributed to the story. 

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