Chong Wei: I’ll retire if I get banned for two years

Former world number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei has revealed that he will retire from professional badminton if he is given a two-year suspension with regards to the doping case.

The Malaysian shuttler failed a doping test last year and has suffered a painful period of four months since his suspension; not being allowed to compete in tournaments until a BWF hearing takes place next month.

The severity of his punishment will be determined at that point though the 32 year-old has no intentions to continue his career should he be given a maximum punishment in the form of suspension for two-years.

“If in the end, I am suspended for two years, then I will not pursue my badminton career afterwards,” Lee told BBC News

“But if my appeal is successful, I will return to compete, so I hope my fans will keep waiting for me.”

Having topped the World rankings for a considerable amount of time until his suspension, he recently lost the first spot to China’s Chen Long, before Jan O Jorgensen also overtook Chong Wei; leaving him on third spot on the World rankings.

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