Cambodia at the 2012 Summer Paralympics

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Cambodia at the
2012 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Cambodia.svg
IPC code CAM
NPC National Centre of Disabled Persons Cambodia
in London
Competitors 1 in 1 sport
Flag bearer Thin Senghon
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Paralympics appearances

Cambodia competed at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, United Kingdom, from August 29 to September 9.

The country is fielding its smallest delegation to date: a single athlete, female sprinter Thin Seng Hon. As no Cambodian athlete qualified for the Games, the country received a wildcard invitation to send one competitor in track and field events.[1]

Thin "was born without a fully formed right leg", and uses a "$2 500 J-shaped running blade" prosthetic. Her coach, pointing out that her prosthetic is "not custom-built for sprinting and is less comfortable and shock absorbent than those owned by her first world rivals", has argued she is likely to be disadvantaged by a "technology gap", as well as by poverty; Thin "trains on a dirt track and balances running with a full-time job at a souvenir shop".[1][2]

Athletics

Thin Seng Hon competed in the women's 100m and women's 200m T44 (a category for lower limb amputees running with a prosthetic).[2]

Athlete Events Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Thin Seng Hon Women's 100m T44 17.35 6 Did not advance
Women's 200m T44 DSQ Did not advance

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b "Paralympics: Cambodia bemoans 'high-tech Paralympics'", AFP, 27 August 2012
  2. ^ a b Cambodian athletes, London 2012 official website
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