The Borneo Post (Sabah)

Doubles partner carries coffin at funeral of badminton ‘legend’ Chung


SEOUL: The funeral of South Korea’s Chung Jae-sung took place Sunday with his former doubles partner Lee Yong-dae helping to carry the coffin after the Olympic badminton medallist, 35, died of a suspected heart attack.

Chung was found dead by his wife in their living room Friday morning, but the exact cause of his death is under investigat­ion.

He was diagnosed with the heart condition arrhythmia three years ago and complained of occasional chest pains, Yonhap news agency reported citing bereaved family members.

In January, Chung had participat­ed in the torch relay for the Pyeongchan­g Winter Olympics as one of the bearers of he flame.

Chung and Lee won bronze in the men’s doubles at the 2012 London Olympics -- Chung’s final tournament before retiring.

The pair also lifted two prestigiou­s All-England Crowns in 2008 and 2012, reaching the number one world ranking in January 2009.

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