DVB Multimedia Group

Indonesia takes early lead at ASEAN Para Games

Htoo Htoo Aung snatched the first gold medal for Burma at the 7th ASEAN Para Games in the sitting shot putt competition.

Indonesia leads the medal chart with 11 golds, 10 silver and 13 bronze after the first full day’s competition at the 7th ASEAN Para Games being hosted in Burma.

Vietnam is currently second with 10 gold, 11 silver and 13 bronze, while Thailand and Burma are third with eight golds.

Burma won six of its gold medals in the swimming events with two others in athletics.

Thursday sees the opening of the 5-a-side football tournament and power lifting.

The 7th ASEAN Para Games involves just 12 different sports, but each sport is competed at various categories based on the level of athletes’ disabilities. In total some 1,100 para athletes from Southeast Asian nations are involved.