Chong Wei misses nasi lemak as he plans to secure flight out of Paris

PETALING JAYA: Former world No. 1 shuttler Datuk Lee Chong Wei (pic) and his family are expected to depart Paris today for home.

The three-time Olympic silver medallist and his family have been stranded in Paris due to flash floods in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, since last Thursday.

Chong Wei with his wife Datin Wong Mew Choo, and also their two sons, visited Paris for ‘’The Paris 100 Sino-French Badminton Charity Gala’’ last weekend in conjunction with the 100 days countdown to the Olympics.

Chong Wei said on his Instagram that he and his family had to wait it out in Paris because of the very bad weather at Dubai International Airport, which was the place to transit back home.

“I miss nasi lemak,” said Chong Wei, who was supposed to fly back on Friday but was not able to because most flights were cancelled.

Chong Wei has been informed that he can secure a flight out of Paris with his family today.

It has been reported that the bad weather conditions in Dubai were the worst recorded since 1949.

Chong Wei was not the only former top athlete who was not able to fly back home from overseas in the past week.

Former Formula 1 driver Alex Yoong was also stranded in Teheran last week after the Iranian government launched a massive aerial attack on Israel a few days ago.

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