Lee Chong Wei is likely to retire. Would he take up coaching? At his own badminton academy?

7 June 2019


If he retired, would he take up coaching? He has a badminton academy in Ipoh.

The academy in Ipoh aims to maintain badminton as the country’s No. 1 sport.

aca.jpgLee Chong Wei/Facebook

Datuk Lee Chong Wei said the aim of the LCW Badminton Academy is to maintain badminton as the country’s No. 1 sport.

“We hope via this academy, we can produce lots of good junior players which can be sent to the BA of Malaysia once they have mastered the basics of the sport,” he told the Mail Mail.

Lee said setting up the academy was his way of fulfilling a pledge born out of difficult times, to help children who struggled like him in the sport.

He said the academy targets 700 players in his birth state of Perak. He also intends to open academies in Kuala Lumpur and Johor in the near future.

Datuk Lee Chong Wei said the aim of the LCW Badminton Academy is to maintain badminton as the country’s No. 1 sport.

Lee Chong Wei Opens First Badminton Academy

PETALING JAYA: Lee Chong Wei says he still hasn’t made up his mind on retirement just yet.

The 36-year-old shuttler pleaded with all parties to give him some space as he contemplates his next move after his career was curtailed by nose cancer.

Chong Wei, a three-time Olympic silver medallist, has assured everyone that he will announce his retirement when the time is right.

“No, no. There’s no decision made yet,” Chong Wei told StarSport Friday (June 7).

“I have yet to discuss with BAM about it (his intention to hang up his racquet). Before that meeting takes place, nothing is certain yet.

“If I’m indeed retiring or there’s other decisions made, I’ll inform the press on my own. No one speaks on my behalf,” he said.

Chong Wei has not played in any tournament since he was diagnosed with nose cancer in July last year.

Chong Wei has also not been training since he last took a break in late April to travel to Taiwan for his follow-up consultation with the doctors.

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/sport/badminton/2019/06/07/chong-wei-still-has-not-made-up-mind-on-retirement-asks-for-space/#OwxDoKCUr81vOeVT.99

4 January 2019


KUALA LUMPUR: National badminton ace Lee Chong Wei has returned for his first day of training at the Academy Badminton Malaysia (ABM) in Bukit Kiara here.

The former world No. 1 was seen spending hours sweating it out at the gymnasium here on Friday (Jan 4).

He was with men’s singles coaches Datuk Misbun Sidek and Hendrawan, and was also observed by women’s singles head coach Datuk Tey Seu Bock.

Chong Wei was also closely watched by a National Sports Institute (NSI) physiotherapist.
Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/sport/badminton/2019/01/04/chong-weis-back-in-training-after-nose-cancer-treatment/#cqUSbccluIlTzimK.99



9 October 2018


SEPANG: Shuttler Lee Chong Wei will call for a press conference over the next few days to update on his health condition as well as his future.

The three-time Olympic silver medallist arrived last night on board a chartered flight at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang.

Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) president Datuk Seri Norza Zakaria had earlier announced that Chong Wei would return yesterday from Taiwan where he was undergoing treatment for his early stage nose cancer.

Several journalists attempted to contact Chong Wei on his flight details, and he eventually responded to one of them.

In his brief voice note, Chong Wei did not confirm if he has returned but merely asked the media to respect his privacy.

He promised to address the media when he’s ready.

“All of you do not have to wait for me, I need to rest for now and I’ll meet members of the media one day,” said Chong Wei.

“I don’t want the media to wait for me at the airport, you may go home.

“I intend to take a few days of rest before meeting the press later.”

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/sport/badminton/2018/10/08/chong-wei-will-update-on-his-health-condition-and-future-soon/#CShcxidRGzRtoeQv.99


6 October 2018

22 September 2018


The latest news we have is that Lee Chong Wei is in Taiwan for treatment of nose cancer and that he will have one more week of treatment.




Lee Chong Wei, it is learnt, is facing a serious health problem which will most likely bring his illustrious career to a premature end as he undergoes treatment.

According to a source today, who spoke on condition of anonymity, the 36-year-old player is now in Taiwan for medical treatment.

Malaysian shuttler Lee Chong Wei is undergoing treatment in Taiwan to treat a career-threatening disease.

The 35-year-old will be in Taiwan for two months.
In a statement released by the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) last week, the public and the media were asked to respect the privacy of Lee and his family.



21 September 2018




KUALA LUMPUR: National No. 1 men’s singles shuttler Lee Chong Wei will complete another week of medical treatment in Taiwan before heading back home.

The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) secretary Datuk Ng Chin Chai visited the 35-year-old Chong Wei in Taiwan recently and was happy with his good progress.

The three-time Olympic Games silver medallists has been undergoing treatment abroad for his respiratory related disorder since July. The Malaysian Open champion had to withdraw from the World Championships in Nanjing, China, in August and the Asian Games in Indonesia last month because of his illness.

“His treatment will  be completed by next week. He should be back to Malaysia after two weeks. Then, he will rest for one month at home,” said Chin Chai after the BAM’s special council meeting on Thursday.

“The doctor will assess his condition again and if he gets the greenlight, he is expected to start his workout (in November).”

“He was in a good mood over the two days I saw him – that’s positive,” added Chin Chai.

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/sport/badminton/2018/09/20/one-more-week-of-treatment-in-taiwan-for-chong-wei-before-he-returns-home/#YHdOlGmBgVUqtkc2.99



29 July 2018

Badminton: Malaysian star Lee Chong Wei in Taiwan to treat career-threatening disease



Jul 29, 2018, 1:06 pm SGT

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – Malaysian shuttler Lee Chong Wei is undergoing treatment in Taiwan to treat a career-threatening disease.

The 35-year-old will be in Taiwan for two months.

Lee suspected something was wrong after winning the Malaysian Open title in convincing fashion in Jakarta early this month.

The Malaysian superstar withdrew from the World Championships in Nanjing, China, which starts on Monday, and also the Asian Games in Indonesia from Aug 17 to Sept 2.

It is learnt that the Malaysian is determined to battle the disease and return to court.

Malaysians are praying for his recovery.


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