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Saturday August 4, 2012
By YUEN MEIKENG and SHAUN HOnewsdesk@thestar.com.my
PUCHONG: Datuk Lee Chong Wei’s older brother will be flying off to London to watch his sibling compete in the Olympics badminton men’s singles final.
Lee Chong Hoon, said he and his brother’s friends would be booking the flight tickets immediately.
“For the sake of our family and all Malaysians, we hope that Lee will bring home Malaysia’s first Olympic gold medal,” Chong Hoon, 38, said at the “Support Lee Chong Wei: Golden Road to London” event held at The Geographer Adventure Restaurant & Bistro here last night.
He said Lee had given his all in preparing for the Olympics despite the ankle injury which he sustained during the Thomas Cup on May 22.
He added that even if Lee lost in the finals, his family and friends would be there to support him.
“Either way, we know he has given his best in the competition,” he said, adding that their mother was already in London to support Lee.
Chong Hoon, together with Lee’s supporters, cheered, clapped and waved the Malaysian flag when the shuttler scored a point.
Lee defeated Chinese shuttler Chen Long in the game, which was broadcast at 8.30pm yesterday.
The event, presented by beer company Sapporo Malaysia, will broadcast three live badminton matches, beginning with last night’s match up until Sunday.
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