ASEAN Para Games

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

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.


Future Games
Recently concluded
Previous Games
The Sailing event held in Port Dickson was a full medal sport.
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 2009 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 Committee 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.


  • 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.[citation needed]


The design shows the Asean logo positioned with the symbol and image of Paralympic and a victory laurel.

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
LAO  Laos
(IOC designation: Lao People's Democratic Republic)
1980 LAO
MAS  Malaysia 1956 MYS
MYA  Myanmar 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



Year Games Host City 1st Winner 1st 2nd place 1st 3rd place
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)
2015 VIII Singapore Singapore
2017 IX Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

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]

Country 1st Champions 1st 2nd place 1st 3rd place
 Thailand 5 Times 2 Times
 Malaysia 1 Times 2 Times 4 Times
 Indonesia 1 Times 1 Times
 Vietnam 2 Times 2 Times
 Myanmar 1 Times

Hosting tally[edit]

Country Event Hosted Year Hosted
 Malaysia 3 2001, 20091, (2017)
 Indonesia 1 2011
 Myanmar 1 2014
 Philippines 1 2005
 Singapore 1 2015
 Thailand 1 2008
 Vietnam 1 2003

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

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