Physically-challenged athletes head for ninth ASEAN Para Games hinh anh 1Vietnamese athletes head for ninth ASEAN Para Games (Source:
HCM City (VNA) – A delegation of 142 Vietnamese athletes with disabilities left Ho Chi Minh City on September 11 for the ninth ASEAN Paralympic Games in Malaysia in the next 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 best for 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 after 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 is scheduled to be held in Kuala Lumpur from September 17-24 with 16 sports.-VNA