Malaysians were waiting with baited breath for badminton legend’s Datuk Lee Chong Wei’s press conference today (13th June) as he had an important announcement to make. There were rumours that he may be announcing his retirement especially after his battle with nose cancer in July last year.
“She told me to rest. I took rest and discussed it with BAM and (Youth and Sports Minister) Syed Saddiq. I said after Raya, I will retire. (But) my health is more important,” the three-time Olympic silver medallist said while stopping to wipe his tears.
Regrettably, this means that he cannot fulfill his dream of winning an Olympic gold medal but due to health issues, he has no choice but to retire. When asked about his future plans, he said that he doesn’t have any at the moment but wants to take his wife on a honeymoon as he did not have time to do so since they got married in 2012. He added that he had been appointed as Chef-de-mission, otherwise known as the person in charge of a national team at an international sports event for next year’s Tokyo Olympics.
Watch the press conference here:
📺 Watch LIVE special press conference by Datuk Lee Chong Wei from Menara KBS, Putrajaya#BadmintonMalaysia#KebanggaanKita
Posted by Badminton Association of Malaysia – BAM on Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Thank you Datuk LCW for your contribution to the Malaysian sports scene!
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