The Cambodian Wheelchair Basketball Federation (CWBF) organised a congratulatory ceremony to proudly announce and celebrate the remarkable achievements of the Cambodian wheelchair basketball teams at the 12th ASEAN Para Games which was concluded recently in Phnom Penh.
The ceremony took place at the National Centre of Disabled Persons and was presided over by Senior Minister Ly Thuch, President of CWBF, and Her Highness Princess Sisowath Kanthireth, Honorary President of CWBF. Representatives from the Embassy of Japan, Prince Foundation, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and distinguished guests from the private sector also attended the event. The athletes received appreciation gifts as a recognition of their efforts.
Senior Minister Ly Thuch said “Peace has rewarded Cambodia and its people as the women’s wheelchair basketball team brings home the gold and silver medals of the 12th ASEAN Para Games. The dedication and hard work of our athletes have paid off, making our nation proud. This victory demonstrates our athletes’ strength and progress in promoting inclusivity in sports. Let this historic win inspire all Cambodians to strive for excellence under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen. Congratulations to our extraordinary women’s wheelchair basketball team!”
The women’s Cambodian wheelchair basketball team won the gold medal in the 3×3 event and also secured the silver medal in the 5×5 event, demonstrating unwavering resilience and skill at the 12th ASEAN Para Games.
The success of the Cambodian wheelchair basketball teams is a celebration of their outstanding achievements and a testament to their commitment to inclusivity and accessibility in sports.
Under the leadership of Senior Minister Ly Thuch and H.H. Princess Sisowath Kanthireth, and with contributions from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Prince Foundation, led by philanthropist Neak Oknha Chen Zhi, the wheelchair basketball teams have achieved remarkable milestones.
CWBF will continue to empower individuals with disabilities to excel in sports and reach their full potential.
The ASEAN Para Sports Federation (APSF) expressed its appreciation to Cambodia for the successful hosting of the 12th ASEAN Para Games 2023 from June 3 to 9 in which 431 sports events were held at the Morodok Techo National Stadium, National Olympic Stadium and other venues in Phnom Penh.
Cambodia came in at eighth place overall and claimed 71 medals, including nine golds.
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