Honour sporting heroes who have died

I ECHO Mr A. Thiyaga Raju's sentiments ("Honour our legends"; June 15). Although the 28th SEA Games has ended, let us not forget to honour and celebrate the achievements of our SEA Games heroes past, including those who have died.

As I read about Singapore's recent SEA Games windsurfing victories, I hope many remember the late windsurfer "king" Kelly Chan Kum Seng, who represented Singapore in various competitions from 1982 to 1997.

The remarkable thing about Chan is that he was self-taught. Yet, he was once ranked world No. 1 in the Raceboard lightweight class - a great honour for Singapore.

Sadly, he died in 1998 in an overseas road accident.

Let us honour his achievements as well as those of other greats.

Woon Wee Min

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 23, 2015, with the headline 'Honour sporting heroes who have died'. Print Edition | Subscribe