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Lee Chong Wei wishes Happy Father’s Day to All Dads

Lee Chong Wei and his sons wish dads everywhere a Happy Father's Day. (photo: Lee Chong Wei's Facebook)
Kuala Lumpur: On the occasion of Father's Day, Malaysia's badminton legend Lee Chong Wei took to his social media page and shared a video of him and his two adorable sons, wishing all fathers out there a Happy Father’s Day on Sunday. Along with the video, Lee also posted a message to thank his fans for their overwhelming support since...

Lee Chong Wei appointed as Malaysia’s Chef De Mission for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Olympic Council of Malaysia confirms Lee Chong Wei as chef de mission for Tokyo Olympics. (photo: Adli Ghazali/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Kuala Lumpur: President of the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) Mohamad Norza Zakaria has confirmed on Saturday that Malaysia's badminton legend Lee Chong Wei has been appointed as the chef de mission (CDM) for Malaysian delegation at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Malaysia's Minister of Youth and Sports, Syed Saddiq revealed during Lee's emotional retirement press conference on Thursday that he...

Liu Cheng and Zhang Nan officially split

Wish Liu Cheng and Zhang Nan all the best with their respective new partners. (photo: AFP)
Beijing: The partnership of 2017 men's doubles world champions Liu Cheng and Zhang Nan has ended where both players will be playing with their respective new partners in upcoming tournaments. According to the World Tour Super 1000 Indonesia Open drawing, Zhang Nan will be playing with Ou Xuanyi while Zhang Nan will partner Huang Kaixiang. Liu Cheng/Zhang Nan's ranking has slipped...

Lee Chong Wei appreciates support from Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad

Lee Chong Wei thanks Dr. Mahathir for his support. (photo: Lee Chong Wei's Facebook)
Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysian badminton legend Lee Chong Wei who announced his retirement on Thursday, appreciated the support he received from Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and his spouse Tun Siti Hasmah as they posted a video to thank Lee for his contribution to Malaysia. Lee was clearly touched by Dr. Mahathir's video by posting a message on Facebook...

Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad expresses gratitude and best wishes to Lee Chong Wei

Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad wishes all the best to Lee Chong Wei. (photo: Dr. Mahathir Mohamad's Facebook + Bernama)
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad posted a video on Facebook to thank Lee Chong Wei's contribution of raising Malaysia's profile through so many memories and victories in his legendary badminton career on Thursday. The second part of the video also featured his spouse, Dr. Siti Hasmah binti Haji Mohamad Ali offering some words of encouragement following Lee's retirement. Below...

Lee Chong Wei announces retirement, after 19-year remarkable badminton career

Lee wipes his tears during the press conference. (photo: AFP)
Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysian badminton legend Lee Chong Wei made his announcement of retiring from badminton on Thursday after 19 years of stellar career. During the press conference that was held in Putrajaya on Thursday, Lee was accompanied by Malaysia's Youth and Sports Minister, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman and President of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), Norza Zakaria....

The end of Lee–Lin era, the rivalry that transformed the badminton world

The end of Lee Chong Wei (L) - Lin Dan rivalry era. (photo: AFP)
Kuala Lumpur: The storied rivalry between Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei and China's Lin Dan was arguably the most legendary in badminton history. Lee and Lin dominated professional badminton, winning countless titles during almost two decades that was known as the "Lee-Lin rivalry" era of badminton. The two big badminton stars with two contrasting personalities were able to pump up drama...

Lee Chong Wei to hold press conference on his future in Badminton

We will 100% respect what Lee Chong Wei decides. (photo: Albert Perez/Getty Images)
Kuala Lumpur: If there was actually any question about Lee Chong Wei's next career move, it will end Thursday. The 37-year-old Malaysian badminton legend will hold a special press conference at Menara Kementerian Belia dan Sukan (KBS), Putrajaya, 12.30pm on Thursday to reveal the next step in his badminton career. He will be accompanied by president of the Badminton Association...

Wong Choong Hann: We need to give young players a chance

Wong Choong Hann is big on discipline and hard work. (photo: Bernama)
Kuala Lumpur: The coaching director of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Wong Choong Hann stressed that the organization needed to start nurturing young men's singles talents. According to Wong, from now on, the focus should be on developing young talents rather than relying on senior players. "We are really behind compared to other countries in term of growing young players such...

Jonatan Christie reveals he’s been working hard before winning Australian Open

Jonatan Christie needs to maintain stable performance in order to become one of the world's best player. (photo: Australian Badminton Open)
Jakarta: Indonesia's current World No. 7 Jonatan Christie who won the Australian Open last Sunday by defeating compatriot and World No. 8 Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 21-17, 13-21, 21-14 was excited about the opportunity of winning his second World Tour Super 300 event. "That was my second Super 300 title and I am very grateful," said Christie. "Ginting and I have been...

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