Cambodia Wins the 7th Gold Medal from 11th ASEAN Para Games
AKP Phnom Penh, August 05, 2022 --
Cambodia this morning won two more medals – a gold and a silver – at the ongoing 11th ASEAN Para Games in Solo city, Indonesia.
The gold medal is the 7th of its kind for the Kingdom. It was grabbed by a wheelchair team at the men’s 4×100-metre relay wheelchair racing event.
The silver medalist is Mr. Khoy Koy who won in the 50-metre breaststroke event.
Yesterday evening, athlete Van Sochen got a bronze medal in a long jump event.
Cambodia has so far got 26 medals, including 7 gold in wheelchair basketball, long jump, boccia, running, sitting volleyball and wheelchair racing; 10 silver in swimming, wheelchair racing and running; and 9 bronze in table tennis, swimming, wheelchair racing, international chess, running and long jump, according to the Cambodian SEA Games Organising Committee (CAMSOC).
H.E. Yi Veasna, Secretary General of the National Paralympic Committee of Cambodia, expressed his satisfaction with the achievements, stressing that the medal tally is more than targeted.
Cambodia has sent 115 athletes to compete in 11 sport disciplines including athletics, swimming, men's and women's volleyball, men's and women's wheelchair basketball, blind basketball, Seven-a-side football, table tennis, badminton, weightlifting, chess, and boccia.
In the 9th ASEAN Para Games in Malaysia, Cambodia got 5 silver and 5 bronze medals. The 10th games, scheduled to be hosted by the Philippines, were cancelled due to the COVID-19 threat.
By Lim Nary