Rubilen Amit, Chezka Centeno come up empty-handed in SEA Games 2023
MANILA, Philippines—Sans the presence of any pool event that won them multiple golds in the past, Rubilen Amit and Chezka Centeno were forced to end their 32nd Cambodia Southeast Asian Games campaign without any medal after losing their women’s 1-carom matches on Friday.
Both fell to Vietnamese opponents in the quarterfinals at Aeon 2 Sen Sok in Phnom Penh, repeating the same fates they absorbed in the women’s 3-carom competitions a few days earlier.
Amit lost 50-19 to Kien Tuong Phung while Centeno succumbed to Thi Ngoc Hue Le by the same score.
Cambodia opted not to stage any pool events in the women’s side, leaving Amit and Centeno to try their luck at carom.
Amit has won 10 golds in the regional meet, including a double gold in 9-ball and 10-ball during last year’s meet in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Centeno, meanwhile, produced four golds since her SEA Games debut in the 2015 edition held in Singapore.
Centeno lost to Cambodia’s Sruong Pheavy while Amit fell to Thailand’s Santhinee Jaisuekul in the quarters of 3-carom last Sunday.