ASEAN ParaGames

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ASEAN ParaGames
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ASEAN Para Games Logo
First event Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on October 25–30, 2001
Occur every 2 years
Last event Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on January 14–20, 2014
Website ASEAN Para Sports Federation

The ASEAN Para Games is a biannual multi-sport event held after every Southeast Asian Games for ASEAN athletes with physical disabilities. The games are participated by the 11 countries located in Southeast Asia. The Para Games, patterned after the Paralympic Games, are played by physically challenged athletes with mobility disabilities, visual disabilities, who are amputees and those with cerebral palsy.

The ASEAN ParaGames is under the regulation of the ASEAN Para Sports Federation (APSF). The games are hosted by the same country where the SEA Games took place.

History[edit]

Future Games

Recently concluded

Previous Games

Selected to host the 2009 SEA Games, Laos begged off from hosting the 5th ASEAN Paragames due to financial difficulty and inexperience in providing necessary support for athletes with disabilities. This edition of the Para Games was also notable for being launched into action 5 months ahead of the Sea Games.
The Paralympic shooting event was a full medal sport.
Sailing introduced as a demo sport.
wheelchair basketball and wheelchair tennis was played for the first time
Timor Leste was formally included in the Games increasing its member countries to eleven.
The APSF was conceived in the special meeting of the National Paralympic Committees of the ASEAN countries during the 10th Malaysian Paralympiad and the ASEAN Cities Invitational. The ASEAN Para Games, the “parallel” sports event for the disabled after every Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games), was patterned after the Paralympics and the FESPIC Games.

Objectives[edit]

  • To promote friendship and solidarity among persons with disabilities in the ASEAN region through sports;
  • To promote and develop sports for the differently abled;
  • To rehabilitate and integrate persons with disability into mainstream society through sports.

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The design shows the Asean logo positioned with the symbol and image of Paralympic and a victory laurel. The design intends to show the emergence of togetherness of Paralympic Sports Leaders with One Vision, One Mission and a commitment in the pursuit of equality in sports and in life for persons with a disability in the ASEAN region.

Asean solidarity, working together through APSF with an unbreakable bond in unity and brotherhood shall display the will and determination to achieve success in sports and in life. The victory laurel signifies this commitment to excellence.

From this regional image, a sense of cooperation, pride and eternal harmony is unmasked and it is an image that connects us all together in "Mind, Body, Spirit" as in the ideals of the Paralympic Movement.

Participant Countries[edit]

Code Nation / IOC designation First use ISO-code Notes
BRU  Brunei
(IOC designation: Brunei Darussalam)
1988 BRN -
CAM  Cambodia 1956 KHM -
INA  Indonesia 1956 IDN IHO 1952
FIFA-code IDN
LAO  Laos
(IOC designation: Lao People's Democratic Republic)
1980 LAO -
MAS  Malaysia 1956 MYS -
MYA  Burma 1996 MMR BIR 1948-1992
PHI  Philippines 1924 PHL -
SIN  Singapore 1948 SGP -
THA  Thailand 1952 THA -
TLS  Timor-Leste 2004 TLS IOA 2000
VIE  Vietnam
(IOC designation: Viet Nam)
1952 VNM -

Sports[edit]

Target Sports

Ball Sports

Water Sports

  • Sailing
  • Swimming

Editions[edit]

Year Games Host City Winner 2nd 3rd
2001 I Malaysia Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia (132)  Thailand (130)  Myanmar (38)
2003 II Vietnam Hanoi1  Thailand (101)  Vietnam (81)  Malaysia (54)
2005 III Philippines Manila  Thailand (139)  Vietnam (80)  Malaysia (75)
2008 IV Thailand Nakhon Ratchasima  Thailand (256)  Malaysia (81)  Vietnam (78)
2009 V Malaysia Kuala Lumpur2  Thailand (157)  Malaysia (94)  Vietnam (73)
2011 VI Indonesia Solo  Thailand (126)  Indonesia (113)  Malaysia (51)
2014 VII Burma Nay Pyi Taw  Indonesia (99)  Thailand (96)  Malaysia (50)

1 Timor-Leste was formally included in the Games increasing its member countries to eleven.
2 Originally planned to be held in Laos.

Gold medal tally[edit]

Hosting tally[edit]

Country Event Hosted Year Hosted
 Malaysia
2
2001, 20091
 Indonesia
1
2011
 Burma
1
2014
 Philippines
1
2005
 Thailand
1
2008
 Vietnam
1
2003
 Brunei
-
-
 Cambodia
-
-
 Laos
-
-
 Singapore
-
-
 Timor-Leste
-
-

1 Laos was to host the 5th ASEAN ParaGames but cancelled.

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