NAYPYITAW: IT took 12 long hours to reach Naypyitaw but for men’s singles shuttler Chong Wei Feng it just did not matter.
He was just excited to be involved in his first SEA Games and is all pumped up in Myanmar.
In fact, the 26-year-old is on a mission and is he is determined to achieve just that – to end the country’s 12-year wait for a SEA Games gold in the men’s singles event.
Malaysia last tasted success at the 2001 SEA Games through Mohd Roslin Hashim but since then, Indonesia have dominated the scene in every series after that.
Wei Feng said that it was time to seize the moment: “We left Kuala Lumpur at 4am (on Saturday) and transit in Bangkok. When we reached Naypyitaw, it was already getting dark.
“Today, we tested the competition venue (Wunna Theikdi Inddor Stadium C) but we did not let the tiredness get to us,” said Wei Feng.