Incheon 2014 golden girl Sorn Seavmey collects top award
23 Mar 2017
Phnom Penh, Cambodia, March 23, 2017: Cambodia's first ever qualifier for the Olympic Games, Sorn Seavmey, was named Female Athlete of the Year at the second Nagaworld/NOC Cambodia Sports Excellence Awards on Tuesday. The 2014 Incheon Asian Games champion, who qualified for the taekwondo tournament at Rio 2016, received a cash prize of US$2,500.
Petanque specialist Sok Chan Mean, who won a gold medal at the 47th World Championships in Antananarivo, Madagascar, in December, won the Male Athlete of the Year award and a cash incentive of US$2,500.
Other awards were:
Coach of the Year: Prak Sovanara (football)
Team of the Year: Cambodian All Stars (football)
Legends Award: Hok Chheang Kim (coach)
Special Talent: Try Sothavy (Labokator)
Best Photographer: Kong Horn of BTV Television
Paralympic Award – Male: Chem Phan
Paralympic Award – Female: Sao Thida
Among the high-profile invitees attending the gala night were NOCC President Dr Thong Khon, Secretary General Vath Chamroeun, the Director of Sport from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Ouk Sotheycheat, the President of the Football Federation of Cambodia, General Sao Sokha, and the Executive Director of Nagaworld, Pern Chen.