Lee Chong Wei remains open over 2018 Commonwealth Games participation

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Lee Chong Wei can't do it all, chasing the Thomas Cup and play the Superseries. BAM should give junior players access to higher level competition. (photo: AP)
Lee Chong Wei can't do it all, chasing the Thomas Cup and play the Superseries. BAM should give junior players access to higher level competition. (photo: AP)

Kuala Lumpur: Although the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has listed Lee Chong Wei as one of the men’s players on the Malaysian roster for 2018 Commonwealth Games held in the Gold Coast, Australia next year, Lee said he will let BAM decide if they want him to compete at the quadrennial event.

The 2006, 2010 Commonwealth Games men’s singles champion however admitted he needed to choose tournaments wisely, and will not be offended if BAM choose to field younger player in his place in Gold Coast.

“I have been included in the list, I will definitely play if they want me to, and I’ll be fine if otherwise,” said Lee.

“I’ve played in the Commonwealth Games before, if a junior is chosen, he will get a chance to experience the atmosphere and pressure of the big tournament,” added Lee.

In the previous edition in Scotland, badminton contributed four gold medals through mixed team, Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong (men’s doubles), and Vivian Ho-Woon Khe Wei (women’s doubles). BAM is hoping to match the three-gold feat in the 2018 edition. The organization will confirm the final list in March next year.

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