Can Lee go all the Wei?

The badminton draw for the London Olympics is out as seen here.

Top national shuttler Lee Chong Wei (pic), who is said to be the nation's best hope to net the elusive Olympic gold medal, could face China's Chen Long in the semi finals. NST calls it an Acid test , Harian Metro reads Laluan getir Chong Wei while The Star says Chen Long hurdle for Chong Wei.

Men's doubles pair Koo Kean Keat and Tan Boon Heong were placed in a rather tough draw.

However, Sports Minister Ahmad Shabery Cheek was more optimistic judging by Bernama's report.

Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said the mission to win the country's first Olympic gold medal for badminton seemed promising as the national ace had an easy path in the round robin format.

"Playing in the round robin format will be a warm up exercise for Chong Wei and I hope that will help him to gain the rhythm for the real game.

"It is also an advantage for Koo/Tan when they were balloted to have quite a difficult path in the early stage because if they get through it, I'm sure that will boost their confidence level to play in the next round," he said when met at the KL International Airport (KLIA) Sepang, Monday night.

And this is what Chong Wei has got to say;

"It's pointless talking about potential opponents when I need to clear one at a time.

"We move to London tomorrow (today) and will commence training at the venue. I have been told that I am not to be included in the march past for the opening and since they have made a statement there is really nothing to say but respect it."

Read more of Chong Wei's thoughts on Malaysian Sports

HD says: All the best Chong Wei!


  1. Betting on the wrong horse. He is going to fake injury again, probably when he meets the first Chinese (from China, I mean)opponent. Bye, bye after that.

  2. geez, is badminton THE ONLY sport capable of winning a gold medal for MAS?
    The archers, divers and cyclists all have a good chance of winning too...please give them some credit la!
    All they hype on badminton, they are overrated!



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