236 Cambodian Athletes Registered for 12th ASEAN Para Games in June

Cambodia has registered a total of 236 athletes and 64 technical officers for the 12th ASEAN Para Games, after successfully hosting the 32nd SEA Games from May 5 to 17, 2023.

The figures were shared by H.E. Yi Veasna, Secretary General of the National Paralympic Committee of Cambodia, adding that the athletes, 76 of them are women, will compete with their counterparts from ten other countries in Southeast Asia in 14 types of sports.

The secretary general affirmed Cambodia’s readiness for the games while the competition fields have been well prepared in accordance with the standard at a total cost of about US$1 million.

The 14 types of sports listed for the 12th ASEAN Para Games in Cambodia include Athletics, Badminton, Boccia, Chess, 5-a-side Football, 7-a-side Football, Blind Basketball, Judo, Weightlifting, Swimming, Men’s and Women’s Table Tennis, Men’s and Women’s Sitting Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Wheelchair Basketball, and E-Sports (Demonstration).

Cambodia is going to host the 12th ASEAN Para Games from June 3 to 9, 2023.

In the 11th ASEAN Para Games held in Solo city, Indonesia in 2022, Cambodia bagged in total 28 medals: 7 gold, 10 silver, and 11 bronze in Boccia, Men’s Sitting Volleyball, Women’s Wheelchair Basketball, Table Tennis, Chess, Athletics, and Swimming.

At the 9th ASEAN Para Games in Malaysia, Cambodia won only 5 silver and 5 bronze medals. The 10th games, scheduled to be hosted by the Philippines, were cancelled due to the COVID-19 threat.

Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse (AKP)