Hi all, good day… Apologies for my late updates today for I had been traveling. I am back and settled now. First thing in my mind is to UPDATE myself and all of you my readers ^_^ The first news I read was as per above caption mentioned, and I shouted in joy!!
Our World-Number-One Datuk Lee Chong Wei survived a huge scare before booking his place in the last 16 of the men’s Singles. The top seed was taken to three games by Finn Ville Lang in a late-night thriller at Wembley Arena, but produced a strong finish to prevail 21-8 14-21 21-11.
Datuk Lee had been troubled in the build-up to London 2012 by an ankle injury and showed signs of rustiness as world number 45 Lang fought back in the second game. Although Datuk Lee eventually came through by winning 10 of the last 11 points, his performance will offer encouragement to his rivals, particularly reigning champion Lin Dan.
Lin, the Chinese superstar and second seed, looked in superb form as he brushed aside Ireland’s Scott Evans earlier in the day.
‘I am only mentally strong because I have had an injury and I am still not 100%. But I had nothing to lose and I just tried my best.’ Said Datuk Lee, who plans to retire after the Games.
Danish veteran Peter Gade, playing his fourth and last Olympics at the age of 35, started his latest bid for gold with an easy win over Portugal‘s Pedro Martins. Watched by Crown Prince Frederik, the Sydney 2000 semi-finalist and fifth seed won 21-15 21-8.
Article courtesy to: The www.london2012.com
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