Respiratory problem sidelines Chong Wei from world meet and Asiad

Lee Chong Wei reacts during the mens singles mixed team gold medal match of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Sports Arena in Gold Coast, Australia, April 9, 2018. GLENN GUAN/The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: National badminton ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei’s bid of winning his maiden world title and Asian Games gold medal have been dealt a double blow.

The 35-year-old has withdrawn from the World Championships in Nanjing, which begins next Monday, and the Asiad in Indonesia from Aug 18-Sept 2 due to health issues.

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