Monday, August 24, 2009

Cambodian Body-Builder wins 4th Place

Photo credit: SOVAN PHILONG, published in the Phnom Penh Post.

28 year old Sok Sopheak, also known as Polo, came fourth in the 2009 Asia Bodybuilding and Fitness Championship held August 11-17 in Pattaya, Thailand. I loved this Phnom Penh Post story - what a testament to focus and commitment. Cambodians should be so proud of Sopheak.
"I didn't know clearly what food was necessary for bodybuilding," he said....Polo remembered meeting a Thai athlete in Hong Kong last year, who set him straight on the correct way to balance his diet. "He told me what food to eat and what not to eat."

Moreover, Polo noted that his food requirement was extremely expensive, with six daily meals including eggs, fish, vegetables, fruit and chicken breast, costing between US$15 and $20 per day. "My mother always scolded me because she was not sure what my money was spent on when she gave it to me," Polo revealed.

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