Cambodia Dispatches 252 Para Athletes to Compete in 12th ASEAN Para Games

Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen this afternoon held here at the Peace Palace a get-together with the Cambodian delegates, including the para athletes, for the 12th ASEAN Para Games.

H.E. Yi Veasna, Secretary General of the National Paralympic Committee of Cambodia (NPCC) said as the host of the games this year after the COVID-19 pandemic, Cambodia will dispatch a total of 252 para athletes to compete in the 13+1 types of sports with 261 sports events.

“We expected to increase the medal tally by 50 percent from that gained in the 11th ASEAN Para Games,” stressed H.E. Yi Veasna.

The 12th ASEAN Para Games will be held in Phnom Penh from June 3 to 9, 2023 with a total of 13+1 sports, including 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).

In the 11th ASEAN Para Games in Indonesia last year, 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.

Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse (AKP)