The ASEAN Para Sports Federation (APSF) is optimistic that Cambodia will succeed in hosting the 12th ASEAN Para Games to be held from June 3 to 9, 2023.

The optimism was made by Osoth Bhavilai, President of APSF in a federation’s meeting in Bangkok, Thailand recently.

Even though there will be many challenges, Cambodia is capable and ready to host the upcoming games, said Osoth Bhavilai.

Cambodia has joined the ASEAN Para Games hosted by other countries so far including Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar and Singapore.

APSF will closely cooperate with Cambodia and Cambodian ASEAN Para Games Organising Committee (CAMAPGOC) to ensure all aspects of the event are well engaged regionally.

According to CAMAPGOC, Cambodia listed 12 kinds of sports for the 12th ASEAN Para Games including Gymnastics, Boccia, Badminton, Chess, Football (five sides), Football (seven sides), Volleyball, Weightlifting, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Table Tennis, and Wheelchair Basketball.

In the 11th ASEAN Para Games held in Solo city, Indonesia, from July 30 to Aug. 6, 2022, Cambodia earned in total 28 medals: 7 gold, 10 silver, and 11 bronze in bBoccia, Men’s Sitting Volleyball, Women’s Wheelchair Basketball, Table Tennis, Chess, Athletics, and Swimming.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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