KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 (Bernama) -- Datuk Lee Chong Wei urged Malaysian
shuttlers to focus on winning medals at the London Olympics and not be
intimidated by the incentives offered.
The 29-year-old Penangite who welcomed the latest incentive of gold bar
worth more than RM2 million, offered by the Kuala Lumpur Racket Club (KLRC)
President Datuk Seri Andrew Kam, said players should not be focused on
incentives but rather work hard to win.
"Incentives will automatically come when we succeed at international level
and that can become an inspiration to win. To me, preparing for the Olympics is
more important now than to think about incentives," he told reporters when met
at the ceremony where Kam announced the incentive to shuttlers who win gold
medals in London.
Kam said he would offer a gold bar weighing 12.5kg, worth more than RM2
million, to be shared by shuttlers who won gold medals at the London Olympics.
Chong Wei, the current world number two and former world number one, has
just recovered from an ankle injury which he had suffered during the Thomas Cup
Finals in Wuhan, China in May.
The 2008 Beijing Olympics men''s singles silver medallist is seen as
Malaysia''s best gold medal prospect in London.
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