The Asian Paralympic Committee (AsPC) and the National Paralympic Committee of Cambodia today announced that Phnom Penh will be the host city for the 2029 Asian Youth Para Games.
These will be the sixth edition of the Asian Youth Para Games and will follow the Tashkent Asian Youth Para Games in 2025.
The announcement comes following a letter sent in late December by Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech MohaBorvor Thipadei HUN MANET to AsPC President Majid Rashed ensuring the country’s support for staging the Games. Following AsPC Executive Board approval, President Rashed responded positively and the AsPC will now work on an MOU with NPC Cambodia and the Local Organising Committee during a visit to Cambodia in March. The 2029 Games will follow on from the Asian Youth Games and will use many of the same facilities.
Commenting on the announcement, President Rashed said; ”The Asian Youth Para Games are a vital part of the development of the Paralympic Movement in Asia. We are very proud that they are now well established in our region and we are seeing the success stories of athletes who are progressing from the Youth Para Games to the Asian Para Games and onto the Paralympic Games. We are very grateful to his Excellency Prime Minister Hun Manet, the Government and the people of the Kingdom of Cambodia for this show of faith in our young para-athletes. It is exciting to think that there are some young children who may have only just started their journey in sport, who can now dream of competing at these games in 2029.”