Sick Malaysian badminton star out of World Championships, Asian Games

first_imgMOST READ The week-long World Championships in Nanjing, China, begin on Monday while the Asian Games in Indonesia are from August 18 to September 2.“(Lee) is unwell and suffering from a respiratory-related disorder,” the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) said in a statement. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“For the time being, he cannot undergo any intensive physical activity for a period of at least one month and therefore we have to withdraw Lee from his participation at the BWF World Championships… and the Asian Games.” BAM did not give any further details about the three-time Olympic silver medallist’s illness. Speculation had been mounting over the past week about the 35-year-old’s health after he failed to show up for training.The development is a blow for the former world number one, who has never won gold at either the World Championships or the Asian Games during a stellar 17-year career.His achievements this year include winning the men’s singles gold at the Commonwealth Games and clinching his 12th Malaysian Open title.BAM president Norza Zakaria said he had met Lee and supports his decision to rest. “We do not want the pressure of competition to impose a toll on his health. We look forward to his return to competition, he told AFP.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West LATEST STORIES Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia hits a return against Kento Momota of Japan during their men singles semi-final match at the Indonesia Open badminton tournament in Jakarta on July 7, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / BAY ISMOYOMalaysian badminton star Lee Chong Wei has pulled out of the World Championships and Asian Games because of a respiratory illness, officials said Wednesday, after a gruelling schedule in recent months. The world number two has been advised to rest and undergo treatment after competing in nine tournaments so far this year.ADVERTISEMENT Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Chinese baseball team takes over Texas minor league club In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img

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