• Lee Chong Wei advances to quarterfinals at Rio 2016 Olympics

    From David Chelliah

    Rio de Janeiro: Untested Datuk Lee Chong Wei enroute to his final bid for the gold medal began at the Rio Olympic Games when he breezed through into the quarterfinals here Sunday.Lee Chong Wei will play his quarterfinal match next Wednesday. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei will play his quarterfinal match next Wednesday. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei rolls on to win an easy opener in Rio

    From David Chelliah

    Rio: World number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei made short work of his opponent in his bid to win the country's first ever Olympic gold medal with an effortless win in a Group A match at Pavilion 4, Riocentro here today.Lee Chong Wei beats Suriname's Surin Opti 21-2, 21-3 in Rio on Thursday. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei beats Suriname's Surin Opti 21-2, 21-3 in Rio on Thursday. (photo: AFP)

  • World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei leads Malaysia into Rio Olympics at opening ceremony

    Rio: World No. 1 men's singles badminton player Lee Chong Wei led the Malaysian team into the 2016 Olympics with style, as he walked into Maracanã Stadium, waving the Malaysian flag over his head at the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics on August 5.Lee Chong Wei leads out Team Malaysia at the opening of Rio 2016.

    Lee Chong Wei leads out Team Malaysia at the opening of Rio 2016.

  • Lee Chong Wei feeling pressure in Rio

    Rio de Janeiro: Badminton’s veteran world number one Lee Chong Wei said Sunday he is feeling the pressure ahead of his final bid for an elusive Olympic gold medal.Wish Lee Chong Wei good luck in Rio. (photo: GettyImages)

    Wish Lee Chong Wei good luck in Rio. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Rio 2016: Badminton players are arriving for Olympic Games

    Rio: With 5 days to go until the Rio Games open, badminton players, coaches, and officials from all around the world are arriving at the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, although some teams have chosen Sao Paulo (about 443.3 km from Rio de Janeiro) for pre-game training ahead of the upcoming Olympics.Lee Chong Wei and the Malaysian team arriving in Rio.

    Lee Chong Wei and the Malaysian team arriving in Rio.

  • World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei named Malaysia's flag bearer for Rio 2016

    Kuala Lumpur: The World No. 1 badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei will have a chance of a lifetime to do something that not everyone gets to do, which is to carry Malaysia's flag at the 2016 Olympics' opening ceremonies in Rio de Janeiro.Al Amin hands the Malaysian flag to Lee Chong Wei. (photo: AFP)

    Al Amin hands the Malaysian flag to Lee Chong Wei. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei remains calm after Olympic badminton draw

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei faces a potentially tricky route to the Olympic final after being drawn in the same half as the two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan.

    Although Lin Dan has been inconsistent in his recent performances, but the Chinese badminton star has proven many times that he could finish well at big tournaments such as the Olympics.Malaysian badminton players bound for Rio Olympics receive a warm send-off from Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak. (photo: Bernama)

    Malaysian badminton players bound for Rio Olympics receive a warm send-off from Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak. (photo: Bernama)

  • Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan could face off in 2016 Olympic semi-finals

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton fans hoping for a third straight Olympic final between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan will be disappointed by Tuesday's men's draw for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.Men's singles draw for the 2016 Rio Olympics. (photo: BWF)

    Men's singles draw for the 2016 Rio Olympics. (photo: BWF)

  • Lee Chong Wei seeded top for Rio Olympics

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's world No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei has received a No. 1 seeding for the men's draw in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.Wish Lee Chong Wei good luck in Rio. (photo: GettyImages)

    Wish Lee Chong Wei good luck in Rio. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Malaysia badminton team is ready for Rio

    Kuala Lumpur: The 2016 Olympic Games are scheduled to begin on August 5, while there are global concerns over whether Rio de Janeiro is ready for the Olympics, Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) acting president Tan Sri Mohamad Al Amin Abdul Majid has confirmed that the Malaysian shuttlers are all set to play at next month's Rio de Janeiro Olympics.Lee Chong Wei to lead Malaysia's Olympic badminton challenge in Rio. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei to lead Malaysia's Olympic badminton challenge in Rio. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei: I want Rio Olympic To Be Really Memorable

    Kuala Lumpur: National badminton champion Datuk Lee Chong Wei wants to make the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games as the most memorable in his life by winning the gold medal.

    "This is not only my dream but also the dream of all Malaysians. I have to make the best preparation since this is my last Olympic Games," he told Malaysia media.Never stop believing! (photo: GettyImages)

    Never stop believing! (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei requests Hendrawan, Tey Seu Bock to join him in Rio

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's badminton maestro World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei who regained the World No. 1 ranking on June 16, has requested his two coaches including Hendrawan and Tey Seu Bock to be on his side during the Summer Olympics that will be held in Rio de Janeiro, from 5 to 21 August 2016.Hope Lee Chong Wei can get what he wish for in Rio. (photo: GettyImages)

    Hope Lee Chong Wei can get what he wish for in Rio. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Rio 2016 Olympics - Lee Chong Wei avoids Chen Long until final

    Kuala Lumpur: After claiming the sixth Indonesia Open title of his career by downing Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark 17-21, 21-19, 21-17 at the Indonesia Open 3 weeks ago, badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei cemented his status as the world’s top ranked men’s badminton player on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei beats Chen Long to win the 2015 China Open title.

    Lee Chong Wei beats Chen Long to win the 2015 China Open title.

  • Lee Chong Wei withdraws from Taiwan Open to prepare for Rio

    Kuala Lumpur: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei has decided to withdraw from the Taiwan Open on Tuesday. The Taiwan Open which will be held from June 28 to July 3 will be Lee's last tournament before the Rio Olympics.Wish Lee Chong Wei to regain full-fitness for the Rio Olympics. (photo: GettyImages)

    Wish Lee Chong Wei to regain full-fitness for the Rio Olympics. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei: Lin Dan remains the biggest threat in Rio Olympics

    Kuala Lumpur: Despite being knocked out by Jonatan Christie of Indonesia in the second round of Indonesia Open two weeks ago, Lin Dan remains the biggest enemy for World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei in Rio.Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, and Chen Long (from left) are top 3 contenders for men's singles gold medal at the 2016 Olympic.

    Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, and Chen Long (from left) are top 3 contenders for men's singles gold medal at the 2016 Olympic.

  • Lee Chong Wei overcomes tough times & regains World No. 1

    Kuala Lumpur: For many people, the period between June 26th, 2015 and June 9th, 2016 was probably just another normal year. However, for Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei, it was an important moment in his badminton career that recorded his remarkable journey of hitting the bottom then rising to the top.Congratulations to Lee Chong Wei on reaching World No. 1 again! (photo: GettyImages)

    Congratulations to Lee Chong Wei on reaching World No. 1 again! (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei pulls out from Australian Open

    Sydney: After winning his sixth Indonesia Open title last Sunday, Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei who is looking to continue his winning momentum at the Australian Open which starts on Tuesday, has decided to withdraw from the tournament at the last minute.Koo Kien Keat, Lee Chong Wei, Gronya Somerville, and Tan Boon Heong (from left) pose infront of Sydney Harbour Bridge. (photo: AFP)

    Koo Kien Keat, Lee Chong Wei, Gronya Somerville, and Tan Boon Heong (from left) pose infront of Sydney Harbour Bridge. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei returns to World No. 1 after winning Indonesia Open

    Jakarta: Malaysia's badminton maestro and World No. 2 Lee Chong Wei brushed off tough challenge from World No. 5 Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark to win his sixth Indonesia Open title on Sunday.

    Jorgensen was off to a solid start in the first set and quickly surged ahead with 6-2. Although Lee came back from 9-14 to level the score at 14-14, the Dane managed to hold off a late charge from Lee to claim the first set 21-17.Lee Chong Wei poses on the podium with Jan O Jorgensen during the award ceremony. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei poses on the podium with Jan O Jorgensen during the award ceremony. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei to regain World No. 1 as he marches on to Indonesia Open Final

    Jakarta: World No. 2 Lee Chong Wei is set to regaining his World No. 1 Badminton World Federation (BWF) ranking after reaching the men's singles final of the BCA Indonesia Open 2016 at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta on Saturday.Lee Chong Wei regains World No. 1 spot. (photo: Getty Images)

    Lee Chong Wei regains World No. 1 spot. (photo: Getty Images)

  • Lee Chong Wei seals Indonesia Open semi-final place

    Jakarta: Men’s singles No. 2 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia kept his chances of an sixth title at Indonesia Open on track when he overpowered China's Wang Zhengming in the first set of Indonesia Open quarter-final with 21-16 at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta on Friday.

    The flawless Lee barely broke a sweat as he eased into the semi-finals after Wang Zhengming retired after suffering a hamstring injury while Lee was leading 9-2 in the second set.Lee Chong Wei returns a shot at the 2016 Indonesia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei returns a shot at the 2016 Indonesia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

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