Chong Wei continues to focus on Olympics despite family crisis
Posted on June 13, 2012, Wednesday
KUALA LUMPUR: Despite facing pressure from a family crisis, shuttler Datuk Lee Chong Wei is still focusing on the mission to bring back the first gold medal for the country at the London Olympics Games.
Observation by Bernama yesterday at the Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara here found that the world number one was preoccupied with his physiotherapy treatment.
Coach Tey Siu Bock said Chong Wei for the moment had not yet asked for permission to go back to his hometown in Penang to visit his family members.
“So far from what I see, he is OK. He still can handle it, he gives a lot of focus on the treatment.
“Whatever he is facing right now, I know he will try to do his best,” he told Bernama, here.
The 2011 All England champion is now still in the process of recovery due to the injury on his right ankle tendon which was torn during the Thomas Cup Championship in Wuhan, China last month.
Last Sunday, he was again tested, this time with family problem when his father Lee Ah Chai, 59, was reported trying to commit suicide.
The 30-year-old athlete is understood to have asked his brother, Joe Lee to go back to Penang to check on the situation.— Bernama