Monday, August 15, 2011

A true hero

Last night, I watched the final of the badminton World Championship between our Lee Chong Wei and China's Lin Dan. Naturally I was rooting for Chong Wei to win his first World Championship. In the rubber game, twice in a row, Chong Wei was one point from winning the match. A single mistake would have ended the match for Lin Dan. But fate was not kind to Chong Wei or possibly Lin Dan possessed nerves of steel. The Chinese eventually won two consecutive points to win the World title for the fourth time.
Datuk Lee Chong Wei

Watching Chong Wei at the prize presentation, you can see how dejected he must have been. Only a player will know the heartache , when the holy grail is within your grasp and it slips away. Watching this video I felt sympathy for our champion. You will understand his emotional state of mind when you realize how much sacrifices a true champion has to make and yet not achieve his ambition of winning the World Championship and the Olympic gold.

Despite this setback, for many Malaysians like me, Lee Chong Wei is a true hero for he has consistently brought back honors for the country. We await the day that he brings back Malaysia's first Olympic gold.


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