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World Badminton Championships: Lee sorry after another final failure on national day

by Reuters
Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei plays against China's Chen Long (not in picture) during the men's single final match at the 2014 BWF Badminton World championships held at the Ballerup Super Arena in Copenhagen. Photo - AFP
Lee came into the event with concerns about a thigh muscle injury which had prevented his Commonwealth Games title defence and was also caught in a row between the BAM and his coach.

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