For the badminton pundits in this country, there are a great
many of them…
In their eyes, the greatest badminton player is Lee Chong
Wei , a true Malaysian…
If you are the disbelieving kind, kindly do a Google search
on this household name…
Be duly amazed at the plethora of achievements and records
to back up his fame…
Wherever he goes, other Asian fans clamoured too for photo
sessions and his fame..
Die hard badminton fans will swear by his name, so pervasive
is his racket fame…
His greatest rival to enduring world wide fame is the
immensely popular Lin Dan..
A very volatile yet gifted badminton genius who dismantled
opponents as they came..
In a country of billions, the undisputed Chinese star in
world badminton is Super Dan…
You name any badminton title of world class, he has got the
lot, he got them all..
Twice Olympic gold medalists, at the expense of
perennial rival Lee Chong Wei..
A great number of other world accolades, Lee Chong Wei was
regularly the bridesmaid..
Recently, towards the end of 2015, the great Lee Chong Wei
was aged 32..
In a high tempo explosive game like badminton, he was easily
an ancient veteran…
Many a younger world class player has long retired, usually
from burn-out or injuries…
Not Lee Chong Wei, not this country’s greatest badminton
hero and eternal great…
In 2 consecutive 5 starred tournaments, he sent off packing
his greatest rival Lin Dan..
So much so that his subsequent matches and eventual wins
were such a let down..
Around then the local social media was awashed with an
That serves seemingly an improbable explanation for his
latest triumphs on court..
Given his all too frequent losses to Super Dan in countless
semi finals and finals..
Someone observed his initials being LCW, a bad omen that
will Let China Win..
The country’s top badminton patron, the wife of the Prime
Minister, she declared..
LCW should rightfully be given the country’s topmost
honorific sport title, Datuk..
So it came to pass, Lee Chong Wei is now honored as Datuk
Lee Chong Wei..
Lee Chong Wei’s name initials, from the bad omen of Let
China Win as in LCW…
He is now initialed DLCW, a change of fortunes will follow
because of his new name..
For his very name is now initialed as DLCW, meaning
Don’t Let China Win..
That, folks, explains simply why from now on, the great
Datuk Lee Chong Wei..
No surprises if he reigns supreme over all his Chinese
badminton rivals, come what may..
Jimmy Chin K.