Beijing: Wednesday marked just 100 days left until the kick-off of the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Athletes from around the world have started the final countdown to the Olympic Games.
In Malaysia, Lee Chong Wei posted the message below on his Facebook to show exactly 100 days to go to the Tokyo Games.
“Countdown 100 more days to Tokyo Olympic 2020! May the contingents of Malaysia continue to be encouraged! Directly all out for the last mile but please do not injure yourself. Stay calm. You are our best of the best!”
In China, the Chinese Badminton Association (CBA) released a video asking top Chinese shuttlers about some of their most memorable Olympic moments, and Chen Yufei, Huang Dong Ping, Wang Yi Lyu & Jia Yifan all picked the rivalry between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan as their top Olympic moments.
Here’s what they said:
What’s Your Most Memorable Olympic Moments
Huang Dong Ping:
“I think it should be the match between Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei.
I remembered clearly, there was a tricky shot and I didn’t think it could be saved at all, but Lin Dan was able to return it.
I can still picture that in my mind right now.
There was also a final that seemed to be at the World Championships. At that moment, I feel that they have used every aspect of humans’ capabilities”
“There were a lot of impressive moments, such as, in 2016, when Fu Haifeng was playing in the men’s doubles final, and the clash between Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei in the 2012 men’s singles final, I think these matches were very intense and were very unforgettable.”
“My best Olympic moment was the semi-final between Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei in 2016. At that time, Lee Chong Wei was under a lot of pressure. When he finally won, it was his excitement, and the way he was releasing his emotions really impressed me quite deeply.”
“It was the battle between Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei in 2016. My toes were pressing down hard on the floor. I was very nervous, very nervous, in the room and it has made a deep impression on me. I’m so nervous that I couldn’t breathe. It’s really a hundred times more intense than when I’m competing on the court myself.”