Phnom Penh, 28 April 2023: Cambodia is aiming to win multiple medals at the SEA Games, a biennial multi-sport event planned in Phnom Penh from May 5 to 17, 2023.
After assessing the project accomplishments of the National Sports Federations at Morodok Techo The National Stadium on Thursday, April 26, Sar Sokha, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports, and Vice President of the Cambodian SEA Games-ASEAN Para Games Organising Committees (CAMSOC-CAMARGO), expressed his optimism.
Sokha stated that Cambodia is prepared to compete and win medals in the SEA Games, particularly in Kun Lbokator, Vovinam, and other sports.
As additional categories have been included, the overall count of medals at the SEA Games 2023 exceeds that of the previous year.
The games will involve over 12,000 sports representatives, including 1,200 Cambodian Olympians.
Cambodia will host the 32nd SEA Games from May 5 to 12 and the 12th ASEAN Para Games from June 3 to 9, with the theme “Sport: Live in Peace.”
The 32nd SEA Games will feature 36 sports and a demonstration sport (teqball), while the 12th ASEAN Para Games will have 13 activities.
The Southeast Asian (sea) Games, which begin on May 5th in Cambodia, will feature only 11 countries. However, with 581 medals, nearly double the number won in the last Olympics.
They may lay claim to being the world’s largest athletic event. Athletes will compete on the track, in the pool, and in unconventional events such as obstacle racing, jet skiing, and dance.
Furthermore, Cambodia has been sending its athletes to compete and train abroad, particularly in countries with solid sporting cultures, such as China, Japan, and South Korea.
The country has also been hosting several international sporting events to raise its athletes’ profile and showcase its capabilities in organizing major sports events.
With increased investment in sports infrastructure and training programs, Cambodia hopes to improve its performance in the next SEA Games and possibly bring home more medals.