Lee Chong Wei (Lee Chong Wei) is probably the best badminton player ever seen in Malaysia, with an illustrious 19-year career that saw him win four All-England titles, three World Championship silver medals and three more Olympics silver medals.
When asked what he thinks is his best stat ?
The former world No. 1 believes it was 2011-2012 that saw the strongest version of him.
Chong Wei bagged 11 titles out of the 19 finals he entered during those two years, which also saw him comes closest to winning the Olympics gold and world title.
Although Chong Wei had to settle for a second successive Olympics silver in 2012, his superb comeback from a nasty ankle injury three months prior to the London Games was nothing short of extraordinary.
He confessed that he thought it was all over when he sustained the injury during the Thomas Cup group stage in May.
“I didn’t think I would be able to play in the Olympics after injuring myself months before the Games.
“Even on the day I set foot at the Games Village, my injury had not healed completely. On the eve of the competition, I had to take painkillers following a discussion with my doctor and physiotherapist.
“I struggled in the first round against Finland’s player (where he was forced into a rubber game by Ville Lang). From then on, I slowly regained my confidence.”
Meanwhile, Chong Wei has hinted at the prospect of a rematch with Lin Dan in an exhibition match in future.
“An exhibition match is definitely possible, but let’s wait for him to officially retire first, ” he quipped.
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