Badminton is one sport that Malaysia excels in in the world arena. The other sport that puts Malaysia on the world stage is squash. Nicol David is World No. 1. She recently won her 7th World Open title on December 21 in Cayman Islands.
On Sunday (yesterday), Malaysian shuttler, World No.1 Lee Chong Wei defeated China's Du Pengyu 21-12, 21-25 (in 42 minutes) to win the men's singles title in the US$1mil Korean Open in Seoul.
At the BWF’s World Super Series Finals in Shenzhen, China, last month, Pengyu defeated Chong Wei. So this win is sort of a sweet revenge for the good Datuk.
The victory was worth US$75,000 (RM226,000) and Chong Wei will approach the Malaysia Open, which begins at Putra Stadium tomorrow, brimming with confidence. He will seeking a record-breaking ninth title at home.
Chong Wei is tied with badminton legend Wong Peng Soon winning eight men's singles titles each.
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