In July 2018, the number one player in the world was diagnosed with stage 1 nasal cancer. He had to stop playing to go to Taiwan for treatment. Currently, Lee’s health is fully recovered, but doctors advise him not to exercise at high intensity to avoid cancer recurrence.
Therefore, after careful consideration, Lee Chong Wei retired at the age of 36. He ended a glorious career, but there are still some unattainable goals.
“Extremely difficult. I discussed with my family, with a heavy heart. But I have to stop, health is more important to me now.”
“After receiving a consultation from a doctor in Japan last month, I had no other choice. The test results showed that I was not in enough physical condition for intense exercise.
My plan is to retire next year, when the Olympics are over. But I have to make that decision now. I want to thank everyone for their help and support. Thank you all, “Lee Chong Wei retired, ending 19 years of his career with tears.
The 36-year-old competed at the Toan Anh badminton tournament in March and the Malaysia Open the following month, but such intentions could not come true. The Olympic gold medal, the noble title he missed after 3 missed attempts, could not be performed.
Retiring Lee Chong Wei is information that makes badminton fans very sad. He is a legendary badminton player from Malaysia and the world. After 19 years of playing, he has won a total of 69 titles. He has won 3 Olympic silver medals and finished 3 times in the world championship.
Lee Chong Wei retires, making the intention to reclaim the debt of the Gold Medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but her health does not allow it so she has to accept. At the same time, the rival Lindan is also very old and weak. Lindan is also very sad after the news that Lee Chong Wei is retiring.
It must also be added that the Olympics Men’s Singles Badminton Gold Medal is the pinnacle that every badminton player in the world is aiming for, is the benchmark for the comprehensiveness and level of a badminton player.