Latest Badminton News and Articles

London Olympics: Badminton's Lee Chong Wei's fitness a Malaysian 'secret'

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Category: Badminton News Published: 24 July 2012
Written by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 372

LONDON - The fitness of Olympic badminton silver medallist Lee Chong Wei is a state "secret" that cannot be revealed before the London Games tournament, according to Malaysia's chef de mission.

The top seed Lee, Malaysia's brightest hope of a maiden Olympic gold medal, has been battling to get back to peak form for the July 28-Aug. 5 tournament at Wembley Arena since injuring an ankle during a Thomas Cup match in May.

"He is here. I cannot tell you about his form, but he is here," Malaysia chef de mission Tun Ahmad Sarji told Reuters at Olympic Park.

"I think his [fitness] is a Malaysian secret ... Every country should keep their own secrets, right?"

Malaysia's badminton teams have won all of the country's medals since the sport joined the Olympic programme in 1992 and former world number one Lee reached the final at Beijing but was trounced by China's Lin Dan.

Lee said his ankle was "70 percent" when briefing reporters a month before the Games and faces an uphill battle to be fit for the opening round on Saturday at the Wembley Arena.

Lee, who will compete in his last Games at London, faces Finland's Ville Lang in the first round before a potential round of 16 match against Indonesia's world number six Simon Santoso.

  • No comments found

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

Replays: Chinese Taipei 2014

playbutton-2014-square-chinese-taipei-open
Watch Replays

Related Badminton News

  • Recent News
  • Popular
Glasgow 2014: One down, more to go for Malaysia

Glasgow: Malaysia shuttlers showed great spirit in the first

Glasgow 2014: Malaysia beat England to defend mixed teams gold

Glasgow: On Monday's badminton mixed team event final, Malay

Glasgow 2014: Indian shuttlers cruise to final 16

Glasgow: Indian medal contenders, P.V. Sindhu and P.C. Thula

Lee Chong Wei wins 2013 BWF Male Player of the Year

New Delhi: Lee Chong Wei was named the BWF Male Player of th

Possible Lee Chong Wei vs. Lin Dan showdown in Japan Open

Kuala Lumpur: Lin Dan will have to qualify to play in the ma

Incredible! China wins 13 titles in 16 Uber Cup Final Appearances

New Delhi: After the Thomas Cup heartbreak yesterday, China

Recommended Videos

  • 2013 India Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 Korea Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 All England - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 World Championships - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Indonesia Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Japan Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Hong Kong Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 Singapore Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 India Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 World Superseries Finals - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Denmark Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 Malaysia Open - Badminton Videos
Previous Next