Cambodian Para Athletes Earn Two More Gold Medals in Athletics


Cambodia this morning grabbed two more gold medals in athletics at the 12th ASEAN Para Games being hosted in Phnom Penh.

The two gold medalists are Yin Soth in women’s 800-metre T11 race and Nguon Ratana in women’s 1,500-metre T46 event, at the Morodok Techo National Stadium in Khan Chroy Changvar.

Cambodia thus far won five gold medals – four in Athletics and one in Women’s Wheelchairs Basketball – 10 silver and 12 bronze medals.

Cambodia is hosting the 12th ASEAN Para Games from June 3 to 9, 2023. As the host, the Kingdom deployed 252 para athletes to compete with 1,201 para athletes from other ten regional nations, including Brunei, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam.

Fourteen (14) sports including Athletics, Badminton, Boccia, Chess, 5-a-side Football, 7-a-side Football, Goalball, Judo, Powerlifting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Siting Volleyball, Wheelchairs Basketball, and E-sports (Demonstration) are listed for the regional games with 431 sports events at the Morodok Techo National Stadium, National Olympic Stadium and other courts in Phnom Penh capital.

Cambodia obtained 28 medals (7 gold, 10 silver, and 11 bronze) at the 11th ASEAN Para Games in Solo, Indonesia.

Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse