The former World No 1 announced his retirement from badminton after 19 years in the sport. Following a recent consultation with his doctor, Lee decided to hang up his racket, leaving behind a legacy of a hugely successful career that boasted 69 singles titles and three Olympic silver medals.
Badminton fans around the world will surely miss his actions, especially his trademark cross-court smash, skillful net play and lighting reflexes. The competitiveness in him which was reflected in the rivalry on the court with Lin Dan will be remembered forever.
Thank you Datuk, for your contribution to the sport of badminton and making Malaysia proud all these years. You will always be our hero!
Enjoy your retirement and all the best in the future!