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Cambodia’s First Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team | National Geographic ctm magazine

The Battambang Roses qualified to be a part of Cambodia’s women’s wheelchair basketball team for the 2018 Asia Para Games. While winning was their ultimate goal, they came away with so much more.
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The World Bank still considers Cambodia as one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world, where 10 percent of the population experience disability. Due to landmines, road accidents, and poverty, Cambodia also has the highest number of amputees in the world per capita.

Read the full article, “How wheelchair basketball changed these women’s lives.”

Cambodia’s First Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team | National Geographic

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  • Blue Voliet on October 27, 2019

    Good to keep that upper body strength strong ur minds sharp ur souls in the hands of our Creator 💙🕊️💙 thanks for sharing. 🙏✝️🛐🙏 Beautiful families. Strong resolve. Prayers r with you all.

  • sysovat chanvirayuth on October 27, 2019

    fun fact about cambodia every single child get beat with a belt or something hard if you're a boy you will get beat more harder than girls most of the time girls never get beat with a belt their parent just shout at them and if they do something really bad they just get beat a little bit if you're a boy if you did make a little mistake you get beat so hard it just like getting a gun shot.

  • Carcaine on October 27, 2019

    Remember when Nat Geo covered interesting wildlife and nature?

    Pepperidge Farm remembers.

  • Mobile Legends Cambodia on October 27, 2019


  • rj c on October 27, 2019

    God bless them and I wish them success they look preety good

  • Ray Ash on October 27, 2019

    Going hard for the Veggie Leagues

  • Mike theJedi on October 27, 2019

    Fantastic 🔥🔥

  • Taslim Chaudhry on October 27, 2019

    👍👍🇮🇳Great Video 🙂🙂🙂

  • SuperBoyZzKH on October 27, 2019

    I've been watching the videos in this channel for more than 5 five months, this is the first video which make me tear while I'm smiling😢😢
    Keep this powerful strength up Cambodia ! ❤️❤️❤️

  • Rebekka riblet on October 27, 2019

    Now that’s really awesome god bless those who share their time so that their blessings could be many😊😊😊♥️♥️♥️

  • MASTER PUBG M KH on October 27, 2019

    Love Cambodia

  • M H on October 27, 2019

    Pretty sure some transgender-transabled athletes will replace them soon

  • The Holocaust on October 27, 2019

    Now unscrew their chairs

  • NoturAvg Dude on October 27, 2019

    These girls are ballin with stanced wheels

  • Maryclaire Kalamafoni on October 27, 2019

    You represented your country and yourselves well. You should be proud!!! Thank you for sharing your story! 💓💛💚💙

  • Malina on October 27, 2019

    As the daughter of two Cambodian refugees, its so inspiring to see fellow Cambodians rising above adversity and breaking so many barriers. Thank you for sharing their stories! 💖

  • Jon B on October 27, 2019

    I'll take watching this over the Miami Dolphins any day of the week.

  • Katherine Uribe on October 27, 2019

    Right on!👍😊

  • National Geographic on October 27, 2019

    When the Cambodian women’s wheelchair basketball team headed to their first major international competition, they found wins off the court. To learn more, you can read on here: https://on.natgeo.com/2pEHEeq

  • Mr. Wolf on October 27, 2019


  • Samurai Jack on October 27, 2019


  • Ace Hardy on October 27, 2019


  • កាបូន26 on October 27, 2019


  • Irv Hawke on October 27, 2019

    Amazing basketball players!

  • Ace Hardy on October 27, 2019


  • J C on October 28, 2019

    Very inspiring. Thanks NG.

  • Shaik Regal on October 28, 2019

    This is the best representation and to prove that his or her bis best in the world

  • Show See on October 28, 2019

    Fate: u will never play basketball!
    Them: hold my wheelchair..

  • Steven Ethan on October 28, 2019

    Why is that, poor countries are more kind and creative than rich countries? There are special-able people in rich countries too.. But they never come up with such brilliant ideas.

  • Muffin Man on October 28, 2019

    goosebumps the whole video

  • onnanoko777 on October 28, 2019


  • hanburger on October 28, 2019

    Even the d i s a b l e d are
    a b l e to play sports…

    While I don't even know how to throw a dodgeball quickly

  • NIN Kongnav on October 28, 2019

    Landmine still be everywhere in my country, Cambodia. We need to be very careful when go to isolate places.

  • spa rke on October 28, 2019

    i love cambodia ..the people are soooo sweet ❤

  • Paul on October 28, 2019

    My coworker is Cambodian.
    We install aluminum gutters.
    Gutters do not define my Cambodian coworker.

  • Lihj Ada on October 29, 2019

    God bless you all☺️

  • Konway on October 30, 2019

    Venom feature 😂😂

  • Katherine Thach on October 30, 2019

    Absolutely inspiring, these ladies make it easy to say that I’m a proud Cambodian

  • KK Asaoti on October 30, 2019

    Very. Nice

  • ray the person on October 30, 2019

    I just got an idea that could change the game up

  • Rivanka on October 31, 2019


  • Knowledge world on November 13, 2019

    Laura laura mera laura
    choos loo choos lo mera laura🥒🥒🥒
    kala kala mera lauraa

  • PHEA-RON on January 3, 2020

    All Cambodians stand beside you

  • Dino Caprice on January 23, 2020


  • Dino Caprice on January 23, 2020

    Wow mama granny and herself was shot smh 🙏🏽🇰🇭

  • Lindsay Harrell on March 29, 2020


  • William Holmes on May 16, 2020

    My buddy from Cambodia tells me what his family went through in Cambodia growing up. Pol Pot was evil. These hoopers are beautiful inspiring people

  • j t on June 16, 2020


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