Lee Chong Wei’s withdrawal from Malaysian Open places Tokyo 2020 Olympics dream into jeopardy
Kuala Lumpur: Badminton notable Lee Chong Wei has pulled out of subsequent month’s Malaysian Open, no matter being given the all-clear after cancer, throwing his Tokyo 2020 Olympics dream into jeopardy.
Lee was advised by using docs towards placing “undue pressure” on his recovering body, the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) stated in a declaration overdue Tuesday after the 36-yr-old traveled to Taiwan at the weekend for a publish-treatment check-up.
“In order no longer to put his frame under undue strain, Chong Wei has been suggested to withdraw from the upcoming Malaysia Open,” the BAM said.
“We additionally urge everybody to give him space and time required for his restoration.”
The triple Olympic silver medallist has been out because of July remaining year while he became identified with early-degree nostril cancer.
The former world number one continued a hard remedy programme in Taiwan however opted no longer to retire and resumed schooling in January.
Lee at the beginning deliberate to come back on the All England Open in advance this month however then behind schedule his return to April’s Malaysia Open, in which he’s the protecting champion and has received 12 instances.
Lee, the silver medallist at every of the closing 3 Olympic Games, has dropped to forty-first in the world because his contamination with two other Malaysians ranked above him.
He will want to begin mountain climbing up the rankings to get a shot at elusive gold as nations can send a maximum of two singles gamers to the Olympics, furnished they are both inside the world’s pinnacle sixteen.