YOUTH and Sports Minister YB Brig Gen Khairy Jamaluddin has urged the Malaysian Para athletes to rise up and lift the nation with pride and joy as the hosts seek to realise its dream of emerging overall champions of the 9th ASEAN Para Games Kuala Lumpur 2017 which commences in five days time.

He called on Malaysians to rally behind the national contingent of 500 athletes and officials who has set a target of winning 103 gold medals in the week-long Games which offers a total of 368 gold.

Sixteen sports and 368 events will be contested in the Games which starts on 17 Sept and ends on 24 Sept. At a special ceremony at the contingent’s official the at Seri Pacific Kuala Lumpur, Khairy said the athletes should seize the opportunity to show their capabilities and march on to celebrate another major feat after the successful SEA Games outing for the nation two weeks ago.

Malaysia are represented by 326 athletes and 167 officials and will be competing in all 16 sports and 289 events in the Games. Malaysia’s best performance was a total of 301 medals – 135 gold, 75 silvers, 87 bronzes – achieved at the inaugural 2001 ASEAN Para Games in Kuala Lumpur.

 Admission to the Games venues and its opening ceremony will be free to the public.

GAMES VENUES

KL Sports City

1. Para Archery: Synthetic Field in MSN

2. Para Athletics: Bukit Jalil National Stadium

3. Para Badminton: Axiata Arena

4. Football 5-aside: Bukit Jalil Hockey Stadium

5. Football 7-aside: Field C in MSN

6. Para Swimming: National Aquatic Centre

Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC)

1. Boccia: HALL 6

2. Goalball: HALL 8

3. Chess: HALL 4

4. Para Table Tennis: HALL 7

5. Para Powerlifting: HALL 3

6. Wheelchair Volleyball: HALL 11

7. Wheelchair Basketball: HALL 9 and 10

Putrajaya

Para Cycling (Track) – National Velodrome in Putrajaya

Para Cycling (Road)

Sunway Pyramid – Sunway Megalanes

Tenpin Bowling

Jalan Duta Tennis Complex

Wheelchair Tennis