Cambodian 3×3 women’s wheelchair basketball national team qualified for the final after defeating their Lao and Filipino opponents 16-1 and 14-0, respectively at the 12th ASEAN Para Games at Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh this afternoon.
Earlier, the Cambodian women’s team lost to their Thai rival 7-10 in the same 3×3 event.
For men’s category, Cambodia won over Indonesia, but lost to Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand.
Wheelchair basketball is the first sport to kick off as part of the 12th ASEAN Para Games. Taking place from June 2 to 7, wheelchair basketball competitions are divided into 3×3 men’s and women’s and 5×5 men’s and women’s events.
Participating countries are host Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Laos.
The 12th ASEAN Para Games is going to be officially opened tomorrow evening under the presidency of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen and his spouse.
A total of 2,692 sports delegates and athletes are participating in the ASEAN Para Games 2023: host Cambodia (343), Thailand (629), Indonesia (580), Malaysia (290), the Philippines (272), Vietnam (194), Singapore (131), Myanmar (131), Lao PDR (89), Brunei Darussalam (32), and Timor-Leste (31).
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.
Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse (AKP)