Disabled athletes get set as games open in Thailand

The fourth ASEAN Para Games began on 21-01-2008 in Nakhon Ratchisima, Thailand with nearly 1,000 athletes with disabilities from 11 countries participating. The Thai Prime Minister highlighted that the games provide a level playing field for disabled athletes in the region and allow them to showcase their abilities and energy. The athletes will compete in 14 events, including athletics, swimming, powerlifting, and more, for a total of 935 medals.

Here are some key takeaways:

  • Fourth ASEAN Para Games begins in Thailand with 1,000 athletes from 11 countries.
  • Vietnam aims for 65 gold medals, participating in 8 of 14 events.
  • ASEAN Para Games promotes inclusiveness, celebrates disabled athletes’ achievements.

Vietnam’s Preparation for the ASEAN Para Games

Vietnam, represented by a delegation of 169 members, including 117 athletes, is prepared to compete with a noble spirit and aims to win at least 65 gold medals with the hope of finishing in the top two nations on the final medal tally. The Vietnamese athletes underwent training at the National Sports Training Centre No. 1 under strict nutrition regulations, and will participate in eight out of the 14 events.

ASEAN Para Games: Celebrating the Skills and Achievements of Disabled Athletes

The ASEAN Para Games provide a platform for disabled athletes to showcase their skills and compete at a high level. The event promotes inclusiveness and equal opportunities for athletes with disabilities and celebrates their achievements.

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