SEA Games 2023: 10 of the best and worst moments

As the 32nd SEA Games drew to a close, The Straits Times’ men on the ground Deepanraj Ganesan, David Lee and Jonathan Wong relived the highs and lows of the action in Cambodia. Here are ST’s picks for the event’s 10 moments to remember.

  1. Most inspiring moment

Unlike the athletes Cambodia naturalised to boost their medal haul, Chhun Bunthorn is a Prey Veng native. The 29-year-old’s ambition was to become an architect. He received a two-year university scholarship in 2012 but was forced to give up his studies after the bursary ended and he could not afford the tuition fees. Turning his attention to athletics, he finally won Cambodia’s first track gold at his home Games in the men’s 800m, sobbing after he crossed the finish line.

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