I thought it would be an epic battle. My wife and me had been talking about it for hours before it started. And we even thought we could not catch it live because we are not subscribing Astro's Sport Channels. To our delight, the was live telecast on TV1 (Thanks). At 8.45 p.m. we were simply glued to our tube. Hoping to catch part of the history-in-the-making.
Too bad...Chong Wei was not meant to be Malaysian 1st Golden Olympian! Perhaps it was Lin Dan's destiny to clinch the Gold Medal, at least this time. Honestly, Chong Wei was so out of form today! As if he was not himself. Perhaps the throngs of Chinese supporters did their part. But Lin Dan was so superb and there's no way he's going to let this Medal slipped.
Lin Dan totally out-muscled, outplayed and outpaced Chong Wei! The buffy world No1# utterly dwarfed his skinny opponent! Yes, Chong Wei looks really...malnourish? In terms of technical ability, I would say Chong Wei has the slight edge. BUT when we are talking about raw power, Lin Dan certaintly has it all. From what I saw just now, Lin Dan's jumping smashes were too much for Chong Wei! All in all, Lin Dan deserved every bit of his domination. Likewise Chong Wei should not feel too bad, he still got his RM300K right?
So if Chong Wei really dream of biting the Gold Medal next time around, he'd better start pumping more iron and have more "beef cake" aka muscles.