Kuala Lumpur: “Dare To Be A Champion” is the title for Lee Chong Wei’s autobiography, same ideology can be used to describe Chong Wei’s determination to play at the BWF World Championships in Copenhagen despite a thigh injury.
Chong Wei is well known for his strong and collected spirit on the court. In 2012, Chong Wei injured his ankle at the Thomas Cup Finals in Wuhan. But he was rightly remembered for his gutty come back in the London Olympics. Although Lin Dan came away with the gold medal, but the most memorable moments from the Olympic final belonged to Chong Wei.
“I was already injured before the Thomas Cup Finals, but I don’t want to let the team down, that’s why I kept playing,” said Chong Wei.
“After Thomas Cup, I continued to play at Japan Open and Indonesia Open, it was around that time the injury started to bother me a lot,” added Chong Wei.
“I am going to stay positive, and be patient during the recovery period. After that, I am going to go “full force” at the World Championships.”
The 31-year-old Malaysian is yet to win the World Championships, but enjoyed second-placed finishes in 2011 and 2013.