ASEAN Para Games
ASEAN Para Games Logo
ASEAN Para Games Emblem
(2003 - 2005)
|First event||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 25–30 October 2001|
|Occur every||2 years|
|Last event||Singapore on 3–9 December 2015|
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. 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.
- 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.
- 7th ASEAN Para Games – Naypyidaw, Myanmar from 14–20 January 2014.
- 6th ASEAN Para Games – Solo, Indonesia from 15–20 December 2011.
- 5th ASEAN Para Games originally scheduled for Laos, was instead held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 15–19 August 2009.
- 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.
- 1st ASEAN Para Games – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 25–30 October 2001, was the initial major sports event of the ASEAN Para Sports Federation (APSF).
- 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.
|Code||Nation / IOC designation||First use||ISO–code||Notes|
(IOC designation: Brunei Darussalam)
(IOC designation: Lao People's Democratic Republic)
(IOC designation: Viet Nam)
|Year||Games||Host city||Winner||2nd place||3rd place|
|2001||I||Kuala Lumpur||Malaysia (132)||Thailand (130)||Myanmar (38)|
|2003||II||Hanoi1||Thailand (101)||Vietnam (81)||Malaysia (54)|
|2005||III||Manila||Thailand (139)||Vietnam (80)||Malaysia (75)|
|2008||IV||Nakhon Ratchasima||Thailand (256)||Malaysia (81)||Vietnam (78)|
|2009||V||Kuala Lumpur2||Thailand (157)||Malaysia (94)||Vietnam (73)|
|2011||VI||Solo||Thailand (126)||Indonesia (113)||Malaysia (51)|
|2014||VII||Nay Pyi Taw||Indonesia (99)||Thailand (96)||Malaysia (50)|
|2015||VIII||Singapore||Thailand (95)||Indonesia (81)||Malaysia (52)|
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
|Country||Champions||2nd place||3rd place|
|Thailand||6 times||2 times||–|
|Malaysia||1 times||2 times||5 times|
|Indonesia||1 times||2 times||–|
|Vietnam||–||2 times||2 times|
|Country||Event hosted||Year hosted|
|Malaysia||2||2001, 20091 (2017)|
1 Laos was to host the 5th ASEAN Para Games but cancelled.