Hours after announcing his retirement, Lee Chong wrote an emotional Facebook post in which he wrote about how he decided to retire, his regret about not winning an Olympic gold medal and spending time with his family
Lee Chong Wei's withdrawal from the upcoming Malaysian Open has come as a huge blow to his Tokyo 2020 Olympic dreams. Lee pulled out of the competition despite receiving all-clear after being diagnosed with cancer.
Badminton World Federation's new regulations require the tour's leading 15 players to compete in a minimum of 12 top tournaments to help promote the tour and sport. This adversely affects the fitness of players - such as Lee Chong Wei.
Lee Chong Wei's admission comes in light of news that had emerged last week where two Malaysian badminton players were being probed by Badminton World Federation (BWF) for suspected match-fixing activities.