“The battle isn’t over yet” – Chong Wei remains focused on Rio

The true mark of a champion lies in his/her continuous hunger for success and Lee Chong Wei undoubtedly represents the phrase.

Despite recently clinching the China and Hong Kong Open, the former world number one is already setting his sights on 2016, with the Rio Olympics edging closer. And he knows what he needs to do, within the next few months.

“I think my confidence has definitely improved, after winning in China and Hong Kong, but I’ve got maintain my form, heading into next year,” he told Harian Metro.

“It wasn’t easy to win those tournaments because I had to compete against Lin Dan and Chen Long. I’m happy to have won it, but I know the battle isn’t over yet.

“I beat Chen Long twice, but he will definitely be looking back at the game to see what he can improve. I would do the same, in his position.

“I will need to select my tournaments carefully, based on the amount of points I can earn. If I can push into the top four of the BWF World Rankings, I will have a better chance of gaining a more favourable draw in Rio,” he added.

“I beat Chen Long twice but of course he’s going to look back at the game and see what he can improved. I would do the same if it were me.

Chong Wei will next compete in the Malaysian Open in January 2016, Thomas Cup qualifiers in February, All England in March and several other Super Series tournaments in April.

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