Injury a blessing in disguise — Chong Wei
Posted on June 29, 2012, Friday
KUALA LUMPUR: Unlike the 2008 Beijing Olympics four years ago, world number two Datuk Lee Chong Wei will not be under mounting pressure when he heads to the London Olympics next month.
So claims the former world number one who suffered an ankle injury during the Thomas Cup Finals in Wuhan, China last month.
Chong Wei who has yet to fully recover from the injury said the situation now and four years ago was totally different, because before heading to Beijing, he was fully prepared, one month ahead of the competition.
“This time I have to accept that I am injured. Maybe it will be a blessing for me because I don’t feel the pressure but I must try my best,” he told reporters at the Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara here yesterday.
The 30-year-old who would probably in action at his last Olympics, admitted that he was still haunted by the phobia of getting injured.
“With only 30 days more, I must strengthen myself,” said the silver medal winner in Beijing.
Apart from Chong Wei, the Malaysian team to London will feature men’s doubles pair Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong and mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying. — Bernama