Yesterday morning, the Cambodian wheelchair basketball team defeated the Indian women’s wheelchair basketball team in the 3rd ICRC International Wheelchair Basketball Tournament 2022 in India.
The good news was shared by Mao Sokchea, coach of the Cambodian wheelchair basketball team, after the Cambodian team beat their Indian opponents 58:14.
Taking place from November 5-12, the competition attracts players from eight countries, including Cambodia, Nepal, Bangladesh, Libya, Afghanistan, Syria, Ghana and India.
This afternoon, the Cambodian women’s wheelchair team will meet their opponents from Nepal.
Joining international competitions is crucial for Cambodian wheelchair basketball athletes to measure and hone their ability for the 12th ASEAN Para Games 2023 to be hosted by Cambodia.
Besides this tournament, the Cambodian team is scheduled for other competitions with the Philippines and Laos to qualify for the 2023 Asian Para Games in China, he added.
Cambodia picked up two medals – one gold and one silver – in women’s wheelchair basketball at the recent 11th ASEAN Paralympic Games 2022 in Solo city, Indonesia.
According to the Cambodian ASEAN Para Games Organizing Committee (CAMAPGOC), Cambodia has listed 12 types of sports for the 12th ASEAN Para Games, including gymnastics, boccia, badminton, chess, football (five teams), football (seven teams), volleyball, weightlifting, sitting volleyball, swimming, table tennis and wheelchair basketball.
At the 11th ASEAN Paralympic Games 2022 in Solo city, Indonesia, Cambodia won a total of 28 medals: 7 gold, 10 silver and 11 bronze in boccia, men’s sitting volleyball, women’s wheelchair basketball rolling, table tennis, chess, athletics and swimming. Lim Nary – AKP