Malaysia’s gold medal will still have to wait for London in the year 2012. Lin Dan world no 1 just showed his master class and provided flawless badminton. World No.2 Chong Wei felt the pressure on his shoulders to provide Malaysia with the GOLD medal and it seems that his normal game suffered.
Malaysiakini carried this report http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/87918 headlined:Can Chong Wei deliver first gold..? I am slighty disappointed with the final results as Chong Wei usually a ,”thinking player” lost out to the home crowd and Lin Dan’s absolute court domination in 39 minutes. Today Chong Wei was not his usual self and the fighter in him was missing and I would like to thank Chong Wei for breaking the country’s 12-year Olympic medal drought. Onwards to London and thanks for the badminton “Oohs and Aahs” moments.