Watching SEA Games 2017 athletics sport live in stadium

Men's 400 metres hurdles (GoPro HERO5 Black)
There's a big difference in watching a sport event live in stadium vs watching live on TV.

I don't quite remember the last time I watched a major sport event or game live in a stadium. I believe it was Piala Malaysia's football match held in Alor Setar Stadium many many years ago when I was still in high school. 😛

I don't have Astro at home to watch Southeast Asian Games 2017 live. And KL Sports City is a twenty-five minute walk from home. 

Under such circumstances, how could I resist the temptation not to walk to Bukit Jalil Stadium to experience watching athletic sport live? So that's what I did - walking to watch SEA Games 2017 athletic sport live in Bukit Jalil Stadium two evenings ago.

Beautiful upgraded Bukit Jalil stadium (GoPro HERO5 Black)
awesome stadium with the SEA Games 2017 torch (GoPro HERO5 Black)
It was such a privilege to have witnessed the below events live!

Athletic sport events on August 22 (8.00 pm)
  • Men's Decathlon 4 - High Jump
  • Men's Shot Put - Finals
  • Women's 400 Metres Hurdles - Finals 
  • Men's 400 Metres Hurdles - Finals 
  • Victory Ceremony Men's 20,000 Metres Walk 
  • Women's Javelin Throw - Finals 2
  • Men's 800 Metres - Round 1 
  • Men's 800 Metres - Round 2 
  • Victory Ceremony Women's 400 Metres Hurdles
  • Victory Ceremony Men's 400 Metres Hurdles 
  • Women's 100 Metres - Finals 
  • Men's 100 Metres - Finals 
  • Victory Ceremony Women's Javelin Throw 
  • Men's Decathlon 5 - 400 Metres 
  • Victory Ceremony Men's Shot Put 
  • Victory Ceremony Women's 100 Metres 
  • Victory Ceremony Men's 100 Metres 
Men's 400 meters hurdles final (GoPro HERO5 Black) 
Men's 400 meters hurdles final (GoPro HERO5 Black)
Men's 400 meters semi final on Aug 24 (Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge)
Men's 400 meters semi final on Aug 24 (Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge)

What an awesome, unforgettable experience!

The communal atmosphere with the sense of unity and togetherness in the spirit of sport.

The grand stadium atmosphere with awesome state-of-the-art sports facilities.

The thunderous cheers from supporters that fill the stadium and beyond.

The witnessing of real flesh and blood of best athletes in South East Asia in action right before my eyes.

The playing of national anthems of Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines, etc that make the supporters proud of their athletes. 

The goosebumps on my hands and body when 19 year-old Khairul Hafiz Jantan dethrones Eric Cray to become the sprint king - the fastest man in South East Asia.

The pumped-up feeling after seeing the athletes in action. 

The emotional moments when seeing Malaysia's athletes perform well.

The emotion stirred up within watching the events live was simply beyond description! 

I left Bukit Jalil Stadium feeling so pumped-up and satisfied. 

My tribute and respect to all athletes!! They have put in so much sacrifice and effort striving for the glory and honor of their respective countries!

With few more days left before the closing of SEA Games 2017, I wish all athletes the best!! May the best athletes win!

Written by Vincent Khor on August 24, 2017.


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