From Mazani Chan Yat Sin
COPENHAGEN, Sept 1 (Bernama) -- The 2014 BWF Badminton World Championships which ended in Denmark yesterday exposed weaknesses in the National badminton squad.
The hopes and dreams of the entire nation that World number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei would bring back the title, did not materialize when the two-time runner-up lost 19-21, 19-21 to China's Chen Long, the world number two in the men's singles final at the Ballerup Super Arena, here.
Malaysians are used to watching Chong Wei being the sole representative who goes the distance in numerous tournaments while the rest fall either at the starting block or after a few strides.
However, the fate of Malaysian badminton cannot hinge on the shoulders of Chong Wei alone since age is catching up on the star who is now 31.
Chong Wei aside, the performances of the rest in the squad to Denmark was disappointing to say the least, especially Chong Wei Feng's defeat in the first round to England's Rajiv Ouseph, since Wei Feng has been regarded as Chong Wei's successor.....