August 7, 2022

Four More Medals Earned by Cambodia; Medal Tally 23

Cambodia this afternoon won four more medals, including two silver and two bronze, at the ongoing 11th ASEAN Para Games in Solo, Indonesia.

The silver medals were won by Ms. Nguon Rattana in T46 800-metre running and Mr. Yon Mouy in 4-style 200-metre swimming.

Mr. Yon Mouy also obtained a bronze medal in men’s 50-metre butterfly while another bronze medal was earned by Mr. Yav Vannak in 4-style 200-metre swimming.

Cambodia has so far got 23 medals, including 6 gold in wheelchair basketball, long jump, boccia, running and sitting volleyball; 9 silver in swimming, wheelchair racing and running; and 8 bronze in table tennis, swimming, wheelchair racing, international chess, and running, 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.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press