Physically-challenged athletes head for ninth ASEAN Para Games

Monday, 2017-09-11 17:38:03
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NDO/ VNA – A delegation of 142 Vietnamese athletes with disabilities left Ho Chi Minh City, on September 11, as they travelled to the ninth ASEAN Paralympic Games in Malaysia, which will take place over the next few days.

They will vie for medals in eight events, including swimming, track-and-field, weightlifting, chess, badminton, boccia, football for the visually-impaired and table tennis.

The athletes will do their utmost to win the highest attainments at this competition, said Nguyen Ngoc Anh, head of the delegation.

The ASEAN Para Games is a biannual multi-sport event held following every Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) for ASEAN athletes with physical disabilities. The games are participated in by the countries located in Southeast Asia, including Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

The ninth Games are scheduled to be held in Kuala Lumpur from September 17-24 with 16 different sporting events.