Why the world needs Lee Chong Wei
via Badzine | 31 december 2014, 13:52 uur | 602 views
Regular Badzine contributor Kira Rin takes a look at the significance of Lee Chong Wei's upcoming hearing.
Dato' Lee Chong Wei. To speak of this humble Malaysian player is to speak of top level badminton in the same breath. To him belong many titles of the badminton world and he shares the honour with Lin Dan of being the first to play in consecutive Olympic men's singles finals.
To many, he is the undisputed king of men's singles, having once held the world number one title for an unbroken 199 consecutive weeks (from 21 August 2008 to 14 June 2012). Even as he gets further into his thirties, he still wishes to push forward to Rio 2016 Olympics and complete the quad Olympic participation like Taufik and Peter Gade accomplished in London. However, this may all come to an end prematurely because of the doping scandal that has surfaced.
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