Cancer-stricken Lee Chong Wei resumes badminton training in Malaysia

first_imgCancer-stricken Lee Chong Wei resumes badminton training in MalaysiaBadminton legend Lee Chong Wei was diagnosed with early stage of nose cancer last year.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service Kuala LumpurJanuary 4, 2019UPDATED: January 4, 2019 20:16 IST Lee Chong Wei was seen at the BAM’s Malaysian Badminton Academy’s gymnasium (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSLee Chong Wei was diagnosed with early stage of nose cancer last yearChong Wei is keen on participating in the Olympics for the fifth time at Tokyo Games in 2020The badminton legend is tagetting international return at Malaysian Open in AprilMalaysian badminton legend Lee Chong Wei returned to the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) facility for rehabilitation training on Friday for the first time since diagnosed with cancer last year.The 36-year-old shuttler was seen at the BAM’s Malaysian Badminton Academy’s gymnasium, reports Xinhua news agency.His last appearance on the field was at the Indonesia Open in July last year, where he lost to Kento Momota of Japan in the semi-finals.Lee was diagnosed with nose cancer and has received treatment abroad. He told local Star newspaper earlier this week that he had been given green light to resume training.The former world No. 1 and a three-time Olympic silver medallist is targeting to participate in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 and said he would begin training as soon as his health permits it.Lee said his first international tournament should be the Malaysian Open in April, where he won the 12th title last year shortly before being diagnosed with cancer.Men’s singles chief coach of Malaysia’s national team, Misbun Sidek, said BAM had given Lee the freedom to decide on the training schedule and tournaments to take part in this year.Also Read | Cried, slumped on the sofa after hearing I had nose cancer: Lee Chong WeiAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byIANS Tags :Follow Lee Chong Wei Nextlast_img