Lee Chong Wei makes it to All-England after all

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 28 Feb 2017

PETALING JAYA: World No 1 Datuk Lee Chong Wei is all set to compete in the All-England badminton championships.

This comes after the three-time Olympic silver medallist made a speedy recovery from his knee injury on the left knee. He will depart for Birmingham, England on Saturday.

The 34-year-old was initially thought to be unable to compete in the world's oldest tournament, to be held from March 7 to 12, after he slipped and suffered a medial collateral ligament (MCL) on his left knee last month.

"Chong Wei has been given the green light from the National Sports Institute's Sandra Fiedler.

"He also went through a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) yesterday and the results were positive," said national singles coach Hendrawan.

"It will be his first tournament since the World Superseries Finals in Dubai in December but I'm sure he'll go there and give it his best."

Chong Wei who won the All-England in 2010, 2011 and 2014, is drawn to meet a qualifier in the first round.

He is expected to meet world No. 7 Tian Houwei of China in the quarter-finals with world No. 4 Son Wan-ho of South Korea a potential semi-finals opponent.

Chong Wei was ruled out of the All-England after he fell on the slippery court at the Academy Badminton Malaysia a few weeks ago.

He had claimed that Badminton Association of Malaysia technical director Morten Frost did not act quickly enough to his request for the slippery mats to be replaced.

Related stories: 

BAM technical director extends olive branch to Chong Wei

Chong Wei: Difficult to reconcile with Frost

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Next In Nation

Two seriously injured in Kota Belud house fire
Azam Baki: 'Project cartel' only exposed recently as whistleblowers feared for safety
Vehicle owners will have to pay up if drivers fail to pay tolls, warns PLUS
Police transfers go ahead after initial hitch
Penang Bridge jam caused by two accidents
Cops: Victim's young children witnessed mother's murder
Do you know ... about Penang trishaws?
Workers demand wages from manager who has gone missing
Slithery surprise for plantation owner
Cemeteries a hiding spot for those who refuse to fast

Stories You'll Enjoy