Completely defeated…Posted: August 18, 2008
To say that I’m disappointed with Lee Chong Wei’s performance is an understatement. I was expecting a tougher fight at least. Chong Wei conceded the match with 12-21, 8-21. In 39 minutes.
So no, we still don’t get to fly the Malaysian flag in the Olympics arena. We still don’t get to hear our Negaraku being played on loud speakers.
Lin Dan played a marvelous game. Anything less than praise would be being a sore loser. His game was almost flawless.
Perhaps Chong Wei buckled under pressure. Perhaps the Chinese crowd was too overpowering. I wouldn’t know.
I’m disappointed. Really.
But. There’s always a but.
Chong Wei got for us, our first medal for the Beijing Olympics. Not the colour I wanted it to be, but silver’s not too bad.
And I think if anyone’s the most disappointed, it’s got to be Lee Chong Wei himself.
So, yeah. Lee Chong Wei was completely defeated. But he’s still the man.