Tuesday, August 30, 2011
WORLD No. 1 shuttler Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia (picture above left) is reportedly getting married to former Malaysian top women's singles player Wong Mew Choo (picture above right) in a grand ceremony expected to be held in Genting Highlands next year, 2012.
Chong Wei's father Lee Ah Chai told a local Malaysian media, China Press that the duo were planning to settle down after 11 years of courtship.
Lee said they were likely to choose a suitable date for their big day after the London Olympics in 2012.
Lee Chong Wei is Malaysia's top badminton player and currently world no. 1, having won many tournaments including champion of All England, twice in a row in 2010 and 2011.
Interviewed at his home in Bukit Mertajam, Penang, Lee said 29-year-old Chong Wei, the youngest among four siblings, would be the last to settle down.
Chong Wei and Mew Choo, however, denied the report and refused to comment further.
Mew Choo, 28, a former Malaysia's no. 1 badminton player is now a coach at the Bukit Jalil Sports School after she quit competitive badminton in April 2011.
Lin Dan with Xie Xingfang
Well, it is a common occurance to see badminton player marrying a fellow badminton player. Take the case of 4 times world badminton champion, Lin Dan of China who was once romantically linked to China's top female badminton player and former world champion, Xie Xingfang.
Anyway congrats Chong Wei and Mew Choo, may you two produce another great badminton player for Malaysia.