5 June 2023
12th ASEAN PARA GAMES CAMBODIA 2023
PHNOM PENH, 5 June – Indonesia charged strongly to lead the medal standings as competitions in the 12th ASEAN Para Games Cambodia 2023 enter its second official day, offering a total of 69 gold today.
The reigning champion are now at the top with 31 gold medals as of this morning (June 5) but are expected to receive stiff challenges from close rivals Vietnam and Thailand who are now trailing with 18 and 15 gold medals respectively.
A total of 256 medals were claimed yesterday with 89 gold won, 88 silvers and 89 bronzes.
Yesterday, Indonesia had a golden day with majority of their golden haul coming swimming and athletics with 9 and 8 gold medals respectively. Para Chess and Judo were also big contributors with 5 gold medals each, while powerlifting contributed three. The other gold was from para-badminton.
However, Vietnam are expected to close the gap in today’s proceedings, where 67 golds are up for grabs medals. Vietnam are trailing in second spot with 18 gold medals, six of them coming from powerlifting including two Le Van Cong who clinched 2 gold in the 9kg category.
Powerhouse Thailand are also catching up with Vietnam with a close 15 gold, with the biggest haul coming from athletics (6) and swimming (7). Philippines had 9 with Malaysia closing in with 8 gold while Singapore (3), Myanmar (2) and host Cambodia (2) are currently at the lower end of the table.
Hosts Cambodia had their only gold yesterday through athletics, contributed by its women’s star athlete Vet Chanta in the women’s long jump T64. The other gold came from the women’s team 3×3 wheelchair basketball.
Today, (5 June), 68 gold are at stake, with the biggest 28 gold in athletics, 25 in swimming, 3 in judo, 10 in powerlifting and one gold in Table Tennis. https://games.cambodia2023.com/#schedule