The heart-stopping semi-final match between national shuttler Lee Chong Wei and his arch-rival Lin Dan in the Rio Olympics could have proven too much for a 64-year-old man.
Lum Wah Wong collapsed and died at 8.55pm while watching the match at his sister’s home in Papan on Friday night.
Real estate agent Bibi Lam, in her 40s, said her cousin was watching the match with their niece when he stood up and shouted as the two badminton rivals drew level at the score of 20-20 in the rubber set.
“They were the only ones watching the match in the house. He stood up and shouted. Seconds later, he sat back down, took two breaths of air and fell unconscious,” Bibi Lam said.
Source: Star Online