Lee Chong Wei takes part in the Penang Olympic Carnival torch relay

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Lee Chong Wei receives Olympic flame from Chan Peng Soon during torch relay. (photo: Penang Olympic Carnival)
Lee Chong Wei receives Olympic flame from Chan Peng Soon during torch relay. (photo: Penang Olympic Carnival)

Penang: The Penang-born Malaysian badminton legend Lee Chong Wei who hung up his racket about two weeks ago, was the final torchbearer at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Carnival in Penang on Sunday night after a 12-day of exhilarating sporting competition.

The ceremony reached its climax after Lee received the torch from 2016 Rio Olympics silver medalist Chan Peng Soon who was born in George Town, Penang. Lee walked around the track at the Esplanade stadium receiving huge cheers from the crowd before stepping onto the stage to lit the cauldron.

Lee Chong Wei becomes the final torchbearer at the Penang Olympic Carnival. (photo: Penang Olympic Carnival)
Lee Chong Wei becomes the final torchbearer at the Penang Olympic Carnival. (photo: Penang Olympic Carnival)
Lee Chong Wei was granted the honor of lighting the Olympic cauldron during the closing ceremony of the Penang Olympic Carnival. (photo: Penang Olympic Carnival)
Lee Chong Wei was granted the honor of lighting the Olympic cauldron during the closing ceremony of the Penang Olympic Carnival. (photo: Penang Olympic Carnival)

The Olympic flame was then extinguished at the end of the ceremony as the Penang Olympic Carnival which was held from June 12 to 23 came to a close in spectacular fashion.

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