Chong Wei wants to play Tokyo Olympics

Kuala Lumpur, June 29 : Malaysian veteran shuttler Lee Chong Wei, who beat world No.1 Victor Axelsen at the Malaysian Open here on Friday, said he wants to maintain his form and play the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Lee, 35 years old, beat the Danish player 21-17, 21-9, successfully repeating the victory at the Thomas Cup match in May.

While admitting that his supporters on home turf gave him some courage, Lee said he did not feel pressured when facing Axelsen. “I just consider myself to be an old player who has to go all out when playing the younger players,” he said.

He said as he is getting older, there are fewer and fewer matches for him to play, but there is still some “fire” within him. “Hopefully I can maintain a good condition and play two more Malaysian Open tournaments, and continue my career to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games,” he said. IANS