Laos Karate Athletes Win Two Medals at Southeast Asian Championships

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Lao karate athletes at tournament in Cambodia

Karate athletes from Laos took home two medals at the 9th Southeast Asian Karate Championship 2022 held in Cambodia.

Laos participated in both male and female events at the tournament, hosted by Cambodia, alongside eight other countries, according to the Lao Karatedo Federation.

Lao medalist Phonepaseuth Rasasimma beat his Singaporean opponent 3-1, while Wattana Sayasane defeated his Cambodian opponent 7-4.

Laos karate athletes at the 9th South East Asian Karate Championship
Laos karate athletes at the 9th South East Asian Karate Championship.

The tournament, held from 21 to 28 March, saw Vietnam top the medal table, taking five gold, five silver, and three bronze. 

Indonesia took second place with five gold, three silver, and six bronze medals.

Malaysia came third with five gold, three silver, and three bronze, while Cambodia came fourth, Thailand fifth, with sixth place going to the Philippines.

Laos took two bronze medals, while Singapore and Brunei returned home without any medals.

Two referees from Laos also attended the tournament and participated in judging events.