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by rajes paul
Over to you: Chong Wei Feng (right) and Liew Daren (not pictured) will carry the torch for Malaysia in the absence of Lee Chong Wei (left). — AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei has challenged Chong Wei Feng and Liew Daren to keep Malaysia’s good tradition in the men’s singles event in the Commonwealth Games.
Yesterday, the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) named Daren as a replacement for two-time winner Chong Wei, who had to withdraw from the Games in Glasgow from from July 23-Aug 3 due to a thigh injury.
“We have done well in the Commonwealth Games and I hope that Wei Feng and Daren will carry on the tradition. They are the next best singles players in the national team and I have confidence in them,” said Chong Wei.
“They will face challenges from India, England and Singapore. I have seen improvements in Wei Feng and Daren at the Thomas Cup Finals (in May) and they can deliver the goods.”
Since the inception of the Games in 1966, Malaysia have won the singles title eight times through Tan Aik Huang (1966 Kingston); Punch Gunalan (1974 Christchurch); Rashid Sidek (1990 Auckland and 1994 Victoria); Wong Choong Hann (1998 Kuala Lumpur); Mohd Hafiz Hashim (2002 Manchester) and Chong Wei (2006 Melbourne and 2010 New Delhi).
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