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Badminton’s Lee states hard for Lin to receive Olympics

Retired badminton terrific Lee Chong Wei has said it will be hard for arch-rival Lin Dan to qualify for the Olympics due to hard competition from younger Chinese gamers.

China’s Lin is hoping to contend in a 5th straight Olympics in Tokyo next year, however he will be 37 when the coronavirus-delayed Games occur.

The two-time Olympic champ is presently ranked simply 19 th, behind 2 of his compatriots. A nation can just send out 2 players to contend in Olympic songs, offered they remain in the top 16.

” I think it will be relatively tough if (Lin) wishes to participate in the Olympics, due to the fact that only two people from the Chinese team can take part,” Malaysian player Lee, 37, informed a news website last week.

” If he truly wishes to participate in the Olympics, he needs to remain in the leading two to go.”

” Badminton is about age. When you have actually gotten older, it is actually more difficult to complete against younger athletes,” he included.

Lin, called “Super Dan”, stated just recently he has actually not quit on qualifying for the Olympics.

However China’s Chen Long, 31, is ranked fifth while compatriot Shi Yuqi, 24, is ninth, putting them in a more powerful position.

Lin won gold at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics– beating nemesis Lee both times in the last– however has faded from his previous magnificences.

Lee and Lin’s competition is considered the greatest in badminton history and they played each other 40 times over more than a years.

But Lin, frequently considered the best ever shuttler, won 28 of their showdowns and Lee retired in 2015 after a cancer fight without thriving in the Olympic or world championship finals.

Lee likewise predicted that when Lin retires, the pair– who stay buddies– may sign up with forces for advertising work.

” After he retires, I believe we can still see how we wish to interact to promote badminton,” he stated.


© Agence France-Presse


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