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Fan dies after watching Chong Wei’s defeat

August 7, 2012

A 57-year old badminton fan collapses after watching the Lin Dan-Lee Chong Wei finals.

KUCHING: A 57-year old diehard fan of national shuttler Lee Chong Wei collapsed and died at the coffee shop in Serian, some 60km from here.

Chung Kin Kiat suffered a heart attack after watching Lin Dan defeat Lee in the second set in the London Olympic Games badminton finals on Sunday.

According to eye-witnesses, Chung had been cheering loudly when Malaysia’s top seed won the first set.

Borneo Post reported that Chung collapsed at 9.20pm after watching Lin Dan beat Lee 21-10 in the second set. Lin Dan went on the retain his Olympic title beating Lee 21-19

According to sources, the man who suffered from kidney failure had been undergoing dialysis twice a week.

His body was sent to Serian Hospital for a postmortem.

Serian police chief DSP Mohd Jamali Umi confirmed the incident. He said the case has been classified as sudden death.


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