KUALA LUMPUR: Youngster Lim Chong King is honored to be in comparison to badminton legend Datuk Lee Chong Wei.
But the nineteen-yr-old Chong King is aware that it takes tough paintings and years of sacrifice to be like his youth idol.
National guys’ singles head train Datuk Misbun Sidek had stated earlier that he saw early markings of a younger Chong Wei in Chong King after the latter impressed with a semi-final look on the Malaysian International Series in Ipoh last week.
He bowed out to the eventual winner and his senior Soong Joo Ven thirteen-21, 15-21 in the semi-finals.
Chong King said he had idolized Chong Wei for the reason that he became nine and took up the courage to fulfill up with him.
“I do not forget I was playing in a match when I changed into nine and at that time, Chong Wei became education within the same corridor with us,” said Chong King.
“I went as much as him to get a book of mine signed by way of him.
“Since then I’ve been inspired via him, and I just desired to be like him.”
“For coach Misbun to mention that I may be like him makes me proud certainly.”
Chong King, a product of the Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS), became promoted into the national squad in December together with Ng Tze Yong and Aidil Sholeh Ali Sadikin.
He said he relishes the constrained possibility he had sparring with Chong Wei.
“I had the danger to spar with Chong Wei some instances while he got here back to train after his most cancers treatment.
“It became simply an exceptional experience as I never imagined I would get a chance to share the same court with him.”
“Even even though he had just lower back from cancer treatment, he was nevertheless so fast on the court, and I had trouble looking to maintain up with him.”
Before his trip in Ipoh, Chong King also reached the semi-finals of the National Championships in February and crashed out within the second spherical of the Vietnam Intercountry vast Challenge. Misbun said Chong King has been showing the same tenacity as Chong Wei did at some point of his more youthful days.
“Chong King’s strongest skill is his leaping destroy. Right now, he is nevertheless inconsistent and desires to improve on his pace.”
“He is eager in schooling and works hard. He needs at the least three plus years to construct himself.”