SEPANG, Aug 25 2016 : World number one badminton player, Datuk Lee Chong Wei has denied he received a letter purportedly written by his arch rival from China, Lin Dan.
While answering questions by reporters upon his arrival from Rio de Janeiro at Bunga Raya Complex of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) yesterday, Chong Wei said the letter was a fraud by a reporter from China.
“I did not write, neither did he (Lin Dan). It is the Chinese reporter who wrote them…it’s a scam,” he said while laughing it off.
“You really believe we are in love…writing these letters,” said Chong Wei, in the presence of journalists chuckling away.
The letter in Mandarin, allegedly written by Lin Dan to Chong Wei went viral in the social media after their Olympic singles semi-final match.
The latter was later translated and shared with millions of badminton fans, including those in Malaysia.
Chong Wei in his last Olympic Games appearance succeeded in beating Lin Dan to defend his silver medal in a thrilling game.
The 33-year-old player from Penang who was stopped from winning the gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Olympics by Lin Dan, defeated the Chinese champion 15-21, 21-11, 22-20 in 71 minutes. – Bernama