Rio: World No. 1 men’s singles badminton player Lee Chong Wei led the Malaysian team into the 2016 Olympics with style, as he walked into Maracanã Stadium, waving the Malaysian flag over his head at the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics on August 5.
Looking amazing, Lee and athletes from Malaysia wore a variation of the bright orange patterning of their gorgeous traditional outfits.
(video: Astro Arena)
This was a different kind of pageantry for the most decorated badminton player ever in Malaysia. Never in his previous three Olympics had Lee even walked in an Olympic opening ceremony. He was always tried to focus on the badminton competition that usually kicked off soon after the opening ceremony.
At this Olympics, which Lee has said likely will be his last, he wanted to experience more of the Olympic atmosphere.
Malaysia was the 119th of 207 contingents to march into the Maracanã Stadium on Friday.