Chong Wei’s coach conundrum

Lee Chong Wei is Malaysia's best chance at securing a first ever Olympic gold medal, but he may have only one coach present in Rio.

The world number one has requested that both of his coaches, Hendrawan and Tey Seu Bock be available on courtside for his Olympic campaign.

However, the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has revealed that it has run into issues acquiring accreditation for both coaches, meaning Chong Wei might have to be under the guidance of just one coach, while the other is in the stands. 

"I have requested for both coaches to be in Rio because I need both of them to analyse my matches and opponents," confirmed the Malaysian superstar on 

"In the previous Olympics I was also assisted by two coaches.

"According to Datuk Seri Mohamad Norza Zakaria and BAM acting president Tan Sri Mohamed Al-Amin Abdul Majid who is also the Chef-de-Mission for Rio, there are problems due to limited accreditation cards provided by the organisers."

Chong Wei has two silver medals to his name from the last two events, losing to arch-rival Lin Dan on both occasions.