Can­cer-hit Lee Chong Wei an­nounces bad­minton come­back bid

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Malaysian star Lee Chong Wei Thurs­day said he plans to re­turn to bad­minton af­ter suc­cess­ful treat­ment for nose can­cer, in­sist­ing he had no in­ten­tion of re­tir­ing. The ex-world num­ber one said he could re­sume train­ing as early as next month and was tar­get­ing a com­pet­i­tive come­back at the All Eng­land Open in March. “I fin­ished all my treat­ment... and have re­cov­ered very well,” a cheer­ful and a healthy-look­ing Lee, 36, told a press con­fer­ence in Kuala Lumpur. “I want to come back to court,” he said, adding: “As of now, I am not re­tir­ing.” The three-time Olympic sil­ver medal­list was mak­ing his first pub­lic ap­pear­ance since his shock di­ag­no­sis was an­nounced in Septem­ber. Lee, who re­turned from treat­ment in Tai­wan last month, said it was his “dream” to play in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which would be his fifth Sum­mer Games. “This is my dream. But health is most im­por­tant,” he said, adding: “I just try my very best be­cause I love my coun­try... and I love bad­minton.”

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