SUB REGIONAL GAMES
The ASEAN Para Games, a multi-sport event for athletes with impairment, took place in Kuala Lumpur from September 17 to 23, 17 days after the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.
Themed ‘Rising Together’, the Para Games had participation of around 1452 athletes from 11 Asean nations including provisional member Timor-Leste in 369 events of 16 sports. Chess also featured in the biennial Games.
The Games were officially opened by Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium.
While the Bukit Jalil National Stadium hosted most of the sports, Selangor, Putrajaya, Negeri Sembilan staged the bowling and cycling events. At the end of the competition, Indonesia topped the medals tally with 251 medals (126 golds), followed by Malaysia and Thailand.
List of sports:
Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Boccia, Chess, Cycling, Football 5-a-side, Football 7-a-side, Goalball, Powerlifting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tenpin Bowling, Sitting Volleyball, Wheelchair Tennis and Wheelchair Basketball.
West Asian Para Games
The first edition of the West Asian Para Games took place in the United Arab Emirates from February 8 to 24, 2017. Five sports (Athletics, Powerlifting, Goalball, Table Tennis and Wheelchair Basketball) were contested across Sharjah’s three East Coast Cities, Kalbaa, Khorfakkan and Dibba Alhosn.
The Games were organised by the UAE Paralympic Committee who were represented by the Knorfakkan Club for the Handicapped. NPCs from the west Asian Sub Region attended the event.