On August 12, Thailand’s Kaeo Pongprayoon faced China’s Zou Shiming for Olympic gold in light-flyweight boxing. Kaeo put his whole heart and soul into the fight, with a brilliant and courageous performance that left those who watched the fight in no doubt that he was the winner. But in an appalling display of incompetence, the judges awarded the fight to Zou.
Despite the heartbreak, Kaeo’s performance has rightly made him a hero in Thailand and won him huge international support.
Some friends around the world have asked where they can view the fight — it is blocked on YouTube in some countries. You can watch it here:
Some photographs of the fight are below: