Lao Athletes Come Home After Winning 88 Medals at SEA Games in Cambodia

Lao athletes return home after competing in SEA Games, Cambodia.

Lao athletes have returned home after representing their country and competing in various sporting events at the 32nd Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Phnom Phenh, Cambodia.

The final group of 44 Lao athletes arrived at Wattay International Airport on Thursday, where government officials and their families welcomed and congratulated them for representing their country at a regional stage.

The group included Soukan Taipanyavong, a kickboxer who won a silver medal in Men’s Full Contact-60 Kg category, and Dimitri Khitana Silaluck, a kickboxer who was awarded a bronze medal in Men’s Low Kick-63.5 Kg category.

In the final days of the competition, a total of three silver medals and one bronze medal were won by Judo athletes, while Sepaktakraw athletes won one gold medal and two silver medals, and one bronze from the same sport.

American athletes of Lao descent also represented their homeland at the SEA competitions with some even winning medals for Laos.

Wednesday marked the official conclusion of the SEA Games, which were hosted by Cambodia and Thailand will host the 33rd SEA Games in 2025.

Vietnam won the most medals overall with 136 gold medals, followed by Thailand with 108 and Indonesia with 87.