The real mission in the 2013 World Championship, at Guangzhou China is the only Chong Wei can make it true. Realistically he is the only Malaysian player able to grab the title in single tournament which will kick off tomorrow at the Tianhe Gymnasium.
His way to final seems to 'quite pretty paths' with impressive current form after winning the Indonesian Open last June is look so bright for the second time.
He expected to oppose Lin Dan in the final if both of them made it through each obstacle.
Tomorrow he will play against Scott Evans from Scotland in the first round. In second round he will oppose Indonesian young player, Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka. His challenging is expected to commence in the third round to oppose the world number 14 player from China, Wang Zhengming.
If he managed to overcome all obstacle, his next expected challenger whether Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesian or Mark Zwiebler seeded 11th from Germany. In the semi-final he will face Du Pengyu the world number three from China.
Since his participation in the World Championship 2005 in Anaheim, United States, the best performance was two years ago in Wembley London when he was in the final but had to submit to Lin Dan, who is four-time world champion.
Meanwhile the other 21 Malaysians player in the championship, Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) will not put high expectations according to the most of them are still new involved in the such as big tournament. If they can make it to quarter-finals or semi-finals it was described as a very good achievement.
For controversial doubles, Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong, this is a survival whether stick together or removed after the tournament. For this condition, they must at least reach the final stage. But from their best performance, they won the only major championship on Malaysian Open Super Series 2010. Everything seem difficult for them to meet the target in Guangzhou. However it is not impossible for the couple to make a surprise especially when the tournament is a survival for them.
Many observers expecting China once again can repeat their excellent achievement 2011 in Wembley London when they swept all five categories of the championship. Their excellent record continued when they were also swept five categories at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
In fact, the change of new shuttlecock standard this time is also said to give an advantage th the host South Korea who is longer use them rather than other countries. Malaysia already familiar with the new standard of shuttlecock past a few month ago.
Whatever it is, this is not an excuse for all Malaysian players to lose focus but we hope them to steal the focus to break 'great wall' of China from dominating all categories of events again.