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
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]


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


  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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