Real champion

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 09 October, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 09 October, 2001, 12:00am

I refer to the report by Richard Castka headlined 'Road hogs trample runners in stampede start to race' (South China Morning Post, October 1).

In the Hong Kong Cross Country League Championship on September 30, Roberto De Vido stopped 500m from the finish to help a junior runner who had collapsed. In the report Mr De Vido was quoted as saying that he asked other runners to help, but 'they didn't seem to care at all'.

It seems that Mr De Vido and the other athlete who came to the aid of the young runner were the only true sportsmen of the day. It was inspiring to read about their selflessness and compassion. We could do with more of these people in today's troubled world.

Mr De Vido deserves more than the reinstatement he requests. He deserves to be made winner of the race.