Cambodia at the 2012 Summer Paralympics
|Cambodia at the
2012 Summer Paralympics
|NPC||National Centre of Disabled Persons Cambodia|
|Competitors||1 in 1 sport|
|Flag bearer||Thin Senghon|
|Summer Paralympics appearances|
The country is fielding its smallest delegation to date: a single athlete, female sprinter Thin Seng Hon. As no Cambodian athlete qualified for the Games, the country received a wildcard invitation to send one competitor in track and field events.
Thin "was born without a fully formed right leg", and uses a "$2 500 J-shaped running blade" prosthetic. Her coach, pointing out that her prosthetic is "not custom-built for sprinting and is less comfortable and shock absorbent than those owned by her first world rivals", has argued she is likely to be disadvantaged by a "technology gap", as well as by poverty; Thin "trains on a dirt track and balances running with a full-time job at a souvenir shop".
|Thin Seng Hon||Women's 100m T44||17.35||6||Did not advance|
|Women's 200m T44||DSQ||Did not advance|
- Summer Paralympic disability classification
- Cambodia at the Paralympics
- Cambodia at the 2012 Summer Olympics
- "Paralympics: Cambodia bemoans 'high-tech Paralympics'", AFP, 27 August 2012
- Cambodian athletes, London 2012 official website