WORLD No. 1 Lee Chong Wei finally has something memorable to bring home from his third trip to India after beating Rajiv Ouseph of England 21-10, 21-8 to retain the men’s singles gold medal yesterday.
Chong Wei took just 30 minutes to finish off the world No. 17 to become only the second Malaysian player to win back-to-back men’s singles crown after Rashid Sidek, who won in 1990 (Auckland) and 1994 (Victoria).
Chong Wei did not drop a single game in the competition, which was not surprising, as he was clearly a class above the rest.
It has been an easy campaign but Chong Wei was nevertheless happy to come out a winner after his last two miserable outings in India.
Chong Wei came down with food poisoning at the India Open last year and was bundled out by Chen Long of China in the first round. He then had high hopes of landing the first world title for Malaysia as the top seed in Hyderabad but was eliminated by Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia in the quarter-finals.
Chong Wei was delighted that all turned out well in probably his last appearance in the Commonwealth Games.