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Cambodians return from Asean Para Games with 10 medals

Cambodians return from Asean Para Games with 10 medals

Cambodia’s 75-member squad returned home with five silver and as many bronze medals from the 11-nation 9th Asean Paralympic Games, which concluded in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.

Cambodia picked up three silver medals on top of four bronze from athletics, while the swimmers made a splash with a silver and a bronze. The fifth silver medal for the Kingdom came in sitting volleyball.

Except for Cambodia and Laos, all the other countries picked up golds, including Timor Leste, who returned to the Games for the first time since 2011 after being suspended by the international paralympic governing body.

During the September 17 to 23 Games as many as 1,452 para athletes took part in 369 events.

Indonesia topped the final medal tally with 126 golds, 75 silver and 50 bronze, ahead of August’s SEA Games overall winners Malaysia, who recorded their second best showing with 90-85-83.

All-time top medal winners Thailand finished third with 68-73-95.

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