After months of wait, finally it comes to a good ending for Datuk Lee Chong Wei, Malaysia’s badminton icon. Chong Wei will be slapped with an eight month suspension due to consuming Cordyceps capsules that was contaminated with dexamethasone.
The ban by the BWF on Chong Wei will be backdated to August 30th 2014 and thus Chong Wei will be eligible to play again this coming Friday.
Youth and Sports Minister Khairy agreed that Chong Wei is the best hope for Malaysia to end their gold medal draught at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Cordyceps is a natural food product and a form of herbal supplement that was taken by Chong Wei since he was 13 years old. Thus, Chong Wei didn’t see it coming after consuming the supplements.
It is a new beginning for Chong Wei and what are you thoughts on this matter?