LEGACY: Will Chong Wei's son rise to the summit of the sport?
GENETICISTS and sports fans alike are excited. The king of badminton has married the queen of badminton and now they have a son.
Will Kingston Lee, the son of Datuk Lee Chong Wei and Datin Wong Mew Choo, who was born on April 12, grow up to rule the court? Will Lee Junior be a chip off the old block with badminton written all over his DNA, so to speak?
Kingston's lineage is awesome. While his father is the world ranked No. 1 player and twice Olympic silver medallist, his mother's track record is also remarkable.
Mew Choo was Malaysia's most successful female player in recent years, earning a World No. 7 ranking, and winning many international titles, including the 2003 Sea Games gold. She had also beaten some of China's top players, a feat no other Malaysian female players could match.
If it is all in the genes, as most people would like to think so, then Kingston has what it takes to be a future champion. Of course, much will depend on how Chong Wei brings up his son.