If you missed the game, don’t bother. It was a lousy match. Lee Chong Wei lost (21-12, 21-8) and bagged home a silver.
- If he won, he’d bag home RM1 million of rakyats money and be a total crap thereafter.
- If he won, he might get a beating from the China crowd (it happened before ok!)
- If he won, BAM will be so proud of him and would march him everywhere.
- If he won, medias will have unlimited coverage of him. We, eventually will get sick of him.
- If he won, Ali Cafe and Sunway Lagoon will appoint him as an ambassador.
- If he won, we’d be complacent.
- If he won, no one will need to avenge for the next Olympics.
- If he won, he’d put his successor in distress (LeeCW can, why can’t you?)
- If he won, he’d make the Sports Minister losses more hair
So why did he lose? 2 Reason; Away and Stage Fright.
Let’s not forget, the Olympics is hosted by China. And obviously Lin Dan had the upper hand in every aspect, including ground, crowd and support. If they were hosted elsewhere, I’m convinced it’d be a different story. It’s like the tally for Thomas Cup 2008, where Lee Chong Wei beats Lin Dan.
If you saw the match, you’d wonder why is Lee Chong Wei so heartless, spiritless and demotivated? Easy. Because China supporters turned up in enormous number and filled the stadium with cheers and noise. It’s enough to give anyone a cold sweat. Although it’s no excuse to be unprepared (mentally), he is still a human and stage fright happens.
We cause people to reconsider their limits, to see what looks like a wall may really just be an obstacle in the mind. – Lance Armstrong
Lee Chong Wei, thank you for the Silver medal and better luck next time.
ps: Should I be unethical and ping PPS using Negaraku (automatically)?