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London Olympic: Chong Wei still scrambling to be fit for first match against Lang

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Published: 27 July 2012
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MALAYSIA’S Lee Chong Wei, one of the few genuine threats to China’s ambitions in the men’s badminton, is still scrambling to be fit for his first-round match at the London Games after suffering a serious ankle injury.

“I’m not 100% recovered. I feel I’m training better and now about 90% recovered,” the former world No. 1 said at the Wembley Arena. “I know there is a lot of pressure but now I feel less pressure because of my injury.

“But this is my third Olympics and my final Olympics so gold is very important to me and my career.”

 

Chong Wei Need To Take Every Match Seriously

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Published: 24 July 2012
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 24 -- Malaysian shuttlers competing in the London Olympics are expected to face contrasting fortunes in the men's singles, men's doubles and mixed doubles competition.

National singles ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei was drawn against less formidable opponents while the men's doubles pair Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong will have a daunting task against South Korea's leading pair.

Chong Wei, the world number is expected to go through an easy passage to the semi-final after being drawn against world number 45, Ville Lang from Finland in Group A.

Barring any upsets, Chong Wei is expected to meet China's rising star Chen Long in the semis and probably meet defending champion Lin Dan of China in the final.

 

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

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Published: 24 July 2012
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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?"

 

London Olympic: Chong Wei Has An Easy Path, Mission To Win Gold Seems Promising

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Published: 24 July 2012
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SEPANG, July 24  -- Malaysian singles ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei has an easy path when he was balloted to compete against with the world's 45th ranked player, Ville Lang from Finland, in Group A for the Olympic Games which scheduled to begin this Saturday.

However, the path was not so easy for Malaysian top doubles Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong and mixed doubles Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying.

Koo and Tan are scheduled to play against world's top doubles Chung Jae Sung/Lee Yong Dae from South Korea, Indonesia's Howard Bach/Tony Gunawan and Naoki Kawamae/Shoji Sato of Japan in Group D.

 

Lin Dan seeded second for Olympic badminton draw (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 23 July 2012
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London: Currently ranked World No.1, Chinese shuttler Lin Dan is seeded second in the Olympic badminton tournament as the draw will take place Monday at the Olympic Park.

Across the five medal events - men`s and women`s singles, men`s and women`s doubles and mixed doubles - there will be a total of 172 players in the draw, evenly split between men and women.
Lin Dan the Greatest Badminton Player Ever
The London Games will witness the debut of a new competition formant which includes group stage and knock-out stage.

The draw will allocate players into 16 round-robin groups of two or three for the men`s and women`s singles events, and four groups of four for the men`s, women`s and mixed doubles.

 

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