August 7, 2022

11th ASEAN Para Games: Wheelchair Basketball Team Wins Cambodia’s First Gold Medal

Cambodia has grabbed its first gold medal at the 11th ASEAN Para Games 2022 in Indonesia which was officially opened yesterday evening.

The Cambodian team won the gold medal in the 3x3 women’s wheelchair basketball event, after defeating their Thai counterpart 7-5. The final took place at SriTex Arena Stadium in Solo city this afternoon.

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.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press