ASEAN Para Games

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ASEAN Para Games
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ASEAN Para Games Logo
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ASEAN Para Games Unofficial Symbol
(2003 - 2005)
First event Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 25–30 October 2001
Occur every 2 years
Last event Singapore on 3–9 December 2015
Website www.aseanparasports.org

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 - Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam . 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 Para Games is under the regulation of the ASEAN Para Sports Federation (APSF) and is traditionally hosted by the same country and sport venues where the Southeast Asian Games took place. Although it has been a norm for the Southeast Asian Games host nation to host the games, lack of accessible facilities or inexperience in catering to the needs for disabled sport triggered hosting city substitutions like Surakarta rather than Jakarta in the 2011 ASEAN Para Games, or a change of country Malaysia rather than Laos for the 2009 ASEAN Para Games.

The APG serves as a regional-level multisport event to prepare physically challenged ASEAN athletes to compete in the Paralympic Games.[1] Aside from promoting friendship and solidarity among persons with disabilities in the ASEAN region through sports, the Games also hopes to promote and develop sports for the differently-abled, apart from to rehabilitating and integrating persons with disability into mainstream society through sports.[2]

History[edit]

Future games
Previous games
Sailing held in Marina Bay, is once again included as a full medal sport. In line with ISAF Disabled Sailing needs, organisers attempt to include the 2.4mR single person Paralympic Class keelboat for the first time, does not push through due to not enough entries.
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 Para Games 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.

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.[citation needed]

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The logo of the ASEAN Para Games is the logo of the ASEAN Para Sports Federation which depicts the ASEAN logo positioned in the center with the symbol and image of the 1994 to 2004 three pa Paralympic logo on top and a victory laurel surrounding the ASEAN logo and is used on all ASEAN Para Games edition logos begins 2008 onwards as the current symbol of the games. Previously, an unofficial symbol which depicts the 11 rings forming a red circle and resembled the red colour version of the Southeast Asian Games Federation logo was used on the logos of the 2003 ASEAN Para Games and 2005 ASEAN Para Games. Furthermore, another unofficial symbol, the 1994 to 2004 three pa International Paralympic Committee logo was used on the logo of the 2001 ASEAN Para Games.

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  Myanmar 1996 MMR BIR 1948–1992
PHI  Philippines 1924 PHL
SIN  Singapore 1948 SGP
THA  Thailand 1952 THA
TLS  Timor-Leste 2004 TLS IPA 2000
VIE  Vietnam
(IOC designation: Viet Nam)
1952 VNM

Sports[edit]

Editions[edit]

Location of the ASEAN Para Games host
Year Games Host city 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd place 1st, gold medalist(s) 3rd place
2001 I Malaysia Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia (143)  Thailand (119)  Myanmar (36)
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 (82)  Vietnam (78)
2009 V Malaysia Kuala Lumpur2  Thailand (157)  Malaysia (94)  Vietnam (73)
2011 VI Indonesia Surakarta  Thailand (126)  Indonesia (113)  Malaysia (51)
2014 VII Myanmar Naypyidaw  Indonesia (99)  Thailand (96)  Malaysia (50)
2015 VIII Singapore Singapore  Thailand (95)  Indonesia (81)  Malaysia (52)
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, gold medalist(s) Champions 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd place 1st, gold medalist(s) 3rd place
 Thailand 6 times 2 times
 Malaysia 1 times 2 times 5 times
 Indonesia 1 times 2 times
 Vietnam 2 times 2 times
 Myanmar 1 times

Hosting tally[edit]

Country Event hosted Year hosted
 Malaysia 2 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 Para Games but cancelled.

Total Medal Tally[edit]

ASEAN PARA GAMES
 Rank  NPC Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Thailand (THA) 970 563 422 1955
2  Malaysia (MAS) 458 378 312 1148
3  Vietnam (VIE) 452 406 390 1248
4  Indonesia (INA) 395 338 276 1009
5  Myanmar (MYA) 134 99 110 343
6  Philippines (PHI) 121 158 173 452
7  Singapore (SIN) 85 67 59 211
8  Brunei (BRU) 30 35 49 114
9  Cambodia (CAM) 6 22 19 47
10  Laos (LAO) 0 13 13 26
11  Timor-Leste (TLS) 0 2 7 9
Total (11 NPCs) 2651 2081 1830 6562

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "6th ASEAN PARA GAMES, Solo". Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR SOLO GAMES". Retrieved 9 December 2011. 

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