KUALA LUMPUR: The biggest fear of every Malaysian must be that Lee Chong Wei will end his last Olympics empty-handed – denied by China’s badminton assassins Lin Dan, Chen Long and Chen Jin.
But BA of Malaysia (BAM) high performance director Datuk James Selvaraj strongly believes that is unlikely to happen. He described Chong Wei’s determination and resolve over the past month as quite unbelievable.
James is amazed at how fast world No. 2 Chong Wei has recovered from the ankle injury he picked up at the Thomas Cup Finals in Wuhan in May. He declared that the Malaysian ace was ready for the battle in London.
“Physically, he has got himself back to where he was before the injury. All he needs now is a good measure of confidence to go with it,” said James before leaving with the Olympic shuttlers for England yesterday.
“Three weeks after the injury, he was running. He was back on court sooner than expected. It speaks volumes of his sheer determination to do well. I’m happy with the commitment shown by him and the others.”