Take my Athens 2004 story as an inspiration for Paris 2024, says Chong Wei

Published on 26 Apr 2023 6:03:18 PM

National badminton legend Datuk Lee Chong Wei wants national shuttlers who have never had the experience of competing in the Olympic Games to take inspiration from his story in the Athens 2004 edition in Greece.

Chong Wei, who is the badminton team manager under the 'Road To Gold' (RTG) programmee, told reporters on Wednesday (April 26) that the Malaysian players who will be competing in the qualifiers for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, starting in May should not give up and fight to the last drop to ensure they can qualify for the world's biggest sports event like how he did almost two decades ago.

Meanwhile, Youth and Sports Minister Hannah Yeoh said that RTG coordinator, Stuart Ramalingam, along with Chong Wei and two other national sports legends, Datuk Nicol David (squash) and Datuk Mirnawan Nawawi (hockey), are still in the process of evaluating all the requirements of the 15 athletes listed in the programme.

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