Touch Rachhan wears his gold medal for kickboxing in a photo with the Cambodian delegation for the Southeast Asia Games in Vietnam on May 15, 2022. (Supplied)

Cambodian Kickboxers Switched Codes Ahead of Gold Medal

The ongoing Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam were only the second time Cambodian athletes competed at the games in kickboxing, and the fighters had to learn to avoid using their elbows and knees — as they were trained in another sport, local martial art kun khmer.