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Lee Chong Wei ( 李宗伟 )

Discussion in 'Malaysia Professional Players' started by tbleong, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. kurako

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    Most cancers have five stages, and each particular stage is an indicator of how far the cancer has advanced (e.g., size of tumour; metastasis to other organs, etc.), and not the actual speed of the progression itself.

    Having said that, I certainly agree with your interpretation of "accumulated fatigue, exacerbated by the cancer". More than anything, considering the condition he was in, I am really amazed by the fact that LCW was able both to win the Malaysia Open and advance as far as the SF in the Indonesia Open. Absolutely phenomenal!
     
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    Announcement video link. Very emotional.
     
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    #14243 vozer here, Jun 13, 2019
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    I'm just glad I saw LCW play in the flesh twice, one of them being his last All England victory.
     
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    Couldn't watch to the end of his interview when he started crying. I got upset.
     
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    Sad to see Datuk LCW leaving, but this is all for good. his health comes first and I think everyone agree that no one can force him to play if it makes his cancer worse.
    I hope his cancer will get better, my father also on treatment for cancer now, it is not in dangerous stage and it is getting better now. hopefully, with a lot of rest, meds and therapy, LCW can resolve his nose cancer
    Thank you for giving us awesome moments, we will not going to forget your beautiful plays
     
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    i still remember seeing him playing in the 2004 Singapore Open, still a young player but he showed so much promise. fast, agile, and most importantly, hard working, the attitude is quite a contrast from many other players.

    we should not be sad that he is retiring. everyone retires eventually. we should celebrate that he has such a wonderful badminton career, anyone would be envious to be able to achieve so much.

    reminds me when my grandmother passed away at 103 yrs old. her death was inevitable and her casket was in red to celebrate her long life instead of mourning her loss.

    furthermore, the guy is still alive, we will see more of him i am sure, just in a different role.
     
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    Sad to see him leave like this, not on his own terms. On the other hand, there's so much to celebrate, and this should take precedence.
    His illustrious career, the sheer number of wins and titles, the consistency over years and years, and the highly entertaining style of play with which he achieved all of that will always make people talk with reverence about him.

    Personally, I most admire his ability to seemingly constantly develop throughout his career, to get better physically, mentally, and tactically. Well into his mid thirties, basically right up to the point of when he was forced to retire by that hideous disease. Undoubtedly, he would have given us much more to enjoy otherwise.

    His career can be used to motivate players in all sorts of situations and across all sports.... young players who need an inspiration to work hard in training. Players in their twenties who struggle to find ways to further develop their game. Players coming back from injury or supension. Players past thirty, who think there is no point in putting in the extra shift anymore.
    In all these cases, coaches can show them LCW footage, point out how he developed over time, how he came back after suspension, how he got bigger physically, more clinical, more skillful, and how he was able to play some of his best badminton at 35, shortly before retiring, already suffering from cancer.

    If you're not inspired by that, you might as well throw in the towel.

    Hopefully, he stays healthy and happy in the future. Who knows, maybe we'll have the privilege of having a BWF commentator called Lee Chong Wei one day (a man can dream ;)). The stories he could tell...
     
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    So sad.....

    Wish him all the best
     
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    I agree. He inspired a lot of players through his hardwork and dedication. Actually, i didnt even know him in 2004 or 2006. It's always about LD and Taufik (I think both have raw talent). Thats why i regard Djokovic as greatest tennis player of all time when he can get in between Nadal/Federer.

    Although i think the reason he got this disease is because he consumed way too many drugs (as badminton players). As players, we have to keep fit at all time.

    He might not beat the OlympicGold, but he can still beat cancer which is the biggest battle of them all. Not everyone can win OG gold anyways. Consistency is more important.
     
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    Still have the video where everyone chanting his name before his match against LD in MO2017. Its like 100% in that tight stadium. I dont think other players are revered like that in their home country.

    and that is just 1 city in sarawak.
     
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    The dawn of new era in men's singles as Lee Chong Wei stated Kento Momota, Viktor Axelsen, Shi Yuqi and Malaysian best hopeful Lee Zii Jia will begin next generation rivalry.

    So for all badminton fans who had witnessed and always anticipating Lee CW matches from Open format to Superseries then BWF World Tour also major events as well will remember some memorable moments, thrilling encounter and surely miss his action, really amazed for his consistency to maintain top form continuously, being world number one for 200 consecutive weeks (2008-2012).
     
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    To me Lcw is the greatest badminton player. He's hardworking and dedicated to the sport that's where he maintain no 1 working ranking for such long period beating everyone in terms of consistency . Ld is smart to achieve OG and WC but didn't really sit long as world ranking no 1. Lcw career has lots of ups and downs particularly losing 3 times in Olympics finals and WC FINALS, doping ban in 2015 and now nose cancer. He really had all the bad omen in badminton.
    Rest well and take good care LCW.... I foresee we will see him in the later stage in life still involve in the sports in a different role.
    Malaysia should build a statue of LCW for his contribution to Malaysia badminton for 19 years. A statue equivalent to OG GOLD to the greatest badminton in Malaysia.
     
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    Another sad moment in badminton sport. You can feel how much he still wanted to continue but he has to stop at this point in his career and that's really devastating for him. It's quite a different case if he just decided to stop competing like the others, but in his case he was forced by his medical condition to stop playing and that was really difficult for him.

    LCW is a favorite player of mine and another one of my growing up idols when I started to play. He provided some of the most exciting matches every time he stepped into court. He will be missed so much:(
     
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    Time to pass the baton to the next batch of players but like dato lcw said, players must have the hunger to win or else world class coaches, facilties, programme will not guarantee success.

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    the fact that this Lee Chong Wei thread has 14 THOUSAND posts speaks volumes about how popular LCW is.
     
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    And this thread is the most popular ones. Not even LD's thread has as many as these 14K posts in LCW's thread. LD's thread pages don't even reach 600 pages, as of now.
     
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    over 1 billion Chinese people do not use the Internet we use
     
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    ❤️ #leechongwei
    H2H Datok Lee Chong Wei :
    • Tommy SUGIARTO : 17-0
    • Taufik HIDAYAT : 15-8
    • Sony Dwi KUNCORO : 11-5
    • Simon SANTOSO : 9-2
    • Dionysius Hayom RUMBAKA : 6-0
    • Anthony Sinisuka GINTING : 2-0
    • Andre Kurniawan TEDJONO : 2-0
    • Alamsyah YUNUS : 2-0
    • Ihsan Maulana MUSTOFA : 1-0
    • Fikri Ihsandi HADMADI : 1-0
    • Marleve MAINAKY : 0-1
    • Edi Bina B SANTOSO : 0-1
    • Brice LEVERDEZ : 8-3
    • Hans-Kristian Solberg VITTINGHUS : 4-0
    • Jan O JORGENSEN : 17-1
    • Viktor AXELSEN : 11-3
    • Peter Hoeg GADE : 19-2
    • Kenneth JONASSEN : 6-2
    • Joachim PERSSON 5-0
    • Niels Christian KALDAU : 3-0
    • Anders ANTONSEN : 1-0
    • Marc ZWIEBLER : 13-1
    • Bjoern JOPPIEN : 5-0
    • Dieter DOMKE : 3-0
    • Kai SCHAEFER : 1-0
    • HU Yun : 9-1
    • WONG Wing Ki Vincent : 9-0
    • NG Ka Long Angus : 8-1
    • WEI Nan : 3-2
    • NG Wei : 5-3
    • CHAN Yan Kit : 5-0
    • HARIYANTO Agus : 2-1
    • Tanongsak SAENSOMBOONSUK : 9-0
    • Boonsak PONSANA : 26-3
    • Khosit PHETPRADAB : 1-0
    • Kantaphon WANGCHAROEN : 1-0
    • Suppanyu AVIHINGSANON : 1-1
    • KIDAMBI Srikanth : 6-1
    • PARUPALLI Kashyap : 7-0
    • Ajay JAYARAM : 8-0
    • SAI PRANEETH B. : 4-1
    • PRANNOY H. S. : 3-2
    • Anand PAWAR : 4-0
    • Chetan ANAND : 7-0
    • Sameer VERMA : 1-0
    • CHEN Long : 15-13
    • LIN Dan : 12-28
    • SHI Yuqi : 5-0
    • WANG Zhengming : 17-0
    • CHEN Jin : 12-2
    • BAO Chunlai : 13-4
    • CHEN Hong : 6-6
    • CHEN Yu : 3-3
    • WU Yunyong : 2-2
    • DU Pengyu : 12-1
    • ZHU Weilun : 3-0
    • LU Yi : 2-0
    • QIAO Bin : 3-0
    • TIAN Houwei : 3-1
    • Choong Hann WONG : 9-1
    • CHONG Wei Feng : 4-0
    • LIEW Daren : 3-0
    • Muhammad Hafiz HASHIM : 6-2
    • Beng Hong KUAN : 6-0
    • Sairul Amar AYOB : 3-0
    • Iskandar ZULKARNAIN : 1-0
    • Ewe Hock ONG : 0-2
    • Ming Yao Alvin CHEW : 0-2
    • Kento MOMOTA : 2-2
    • Kenta NISHIMOTO : 2-2
    • Kazumasa SAKAI : 5-0
    • Kenichi TAGO : 17-2
    • Sho SASAKI : 6-0
    • Takuma UEDA : 3-0
    • Keita MASUDA : 2-0
    • Shoji SATO : 2-0
    • Hidetaka YAMADA : 1-1
    • SON Wan Ho : 12-3
    • LEE Dong Keun : 4-0
    • PARK Sung Hwan : 13-1
    • LEE Hyun Il : 11-5
    • SHON Seung Mo : 2-0
    • JANG Young Soo : 2-0
    • LEE Cheol Ho : 2-0
    • HONG Ji Hoon : 1-0
    • HEO Kwang Hee : 1-1
    • JEON Hyeok Jin : 1-0
    • CHOU Tien Chen : 7-0
    • WANG Tzu Wei : 2-0
    • HSU Jen Hao : 5-1
    • PERMADI Fung : 1-0
    • Rajiv OUSEPH : 7-0
    • Andrew SMITH : 9-0
    • Toby PENTY : 1-0
    • Zi Liang Derek WONG : 5-0
    • Yen Hui Kendrick LEE : 4-0
    • Ronald SUSILO : 3-2
    • Wiempie MAHARDI : 2-0
    • LOH Kean Yew : 1-0
    • Hendra WIJAYA : 1-0
    • Indra WIJAYA : 0-1
    • Kevin CORDON : 2-0
    • Dicky PALYAMA : 6-0
    • Tien Minh NGUYEN : 11-1
    • Scott EVANS : 4-0
    • Przemyslaw WACHA : 6-0
    • Pablo ABIAN : 2-0
    • Ville LANG : 3-0
     
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    Altho those 1 billion people may not be really LD fans or followers But i would guess that LD might still have a bigger following even just in china alone given the assumption that there's a bigger population of badminton aficionados there.

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