Chong Wei to announce retirement tomorrow?

Lee Chong Wei. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: All the speculation on national badminton ace Lee Chong Wei’s imminent retirement is set to be answered tomorrow.

The former World No 1 has called for a press conference, to be held at the sports ministry in Putrajaya, at 12.30pm.

The press conference, arranged by the Badminton Association of Malaysia, will also be attended by Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman and BAM president Norza Zakaria.

Last Friday, the media began speculating that Chong Wei, 37, was planning to announce his retirement sometime this week.

However, Chong Wei came out to say that he would only be making that call after consulting BAM and his coaches.

The three-time Olympic silver medallist has not been training for a month after going on medical leave at the end of April for follow-up treatment in Taiwan after recovering from nose cancer.

Among his memorable achievements for the country was his Olympic silver-medal run in Beijing (2008), London (2012) and Rio (2016).

He was also runner-up in three world championships in London (2011), Guangzhou (2013) and Jakarta (2015).