KUALA LUMPUR: The first time could be a charm for national men’s singles shuttler Chong Wei Feng at the Myanmar SEA Games from Dec 9-14 in Naypyitaw.
It has taken the scrawny Wei Feng eight long years to represent Malaysia in his first major tournament and the 26-year-old is ready to justify his selection by taking the bull by its horns at the biennial Games.
Malaysia last won a men’s singles title at the SEA Games through Mohd Roslin Hashim at the Kuala Lumpur edition in 2001.
And the hope is now on Wei Feng and his younger compatriot Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin to end the 12-year wait in Myanmar - especially in the absence of world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei.
Wei Feng is all pumped up to make his debut a memorable one.
“I am 26 years old this year and as a senior player, I intend to grab this opportunity to the fullest to bring honour to the nation. This is my first major multi-sport Games and I am excited,” said Wei Feng.
The world No. 17 Wei Feng said that he had several reasons for being a late bloomer.