World number 1 Lee Chong Wei has been struggling with a hamstring injury since the Thomas Cup in May. The pain became unbearable during last month’s Japan and Indonesia Open, as there was a muscle tear reported by doctors. Despite the injury, the 31 years old superstar from Malaysia remained optimistic about his chances of participating in the World Championship in August 25th to 31st.
Injuries is no surprise for Lee Chong Wei as he has proved that his mental strength abilities will get the better of his injuries. As a matter of fact, just a couple of months before the London Olympics during the Thomas Cup tie against Denmark. Chong Wei suffered quite a serious twisted ankles injury.
He soldier on with the pain and at one point he couldn’t even walked properly due to massive swelling. It was just a week before departing to London. However, even with great obstacles facing the World number 1; Chong Wei managed to reached the finals of the London Olympic Games.
In this year World Championship in Denmark, Chong Wei stood the best chance of becoming Malaysia’s first official “World Champion” as his arch rival and defending champion Lin Dan did not qualified for this year world meet.