Legendary badminton player and former World No.1 Jung Jae-sung has tragically passed away at the age of 35. The South Korean was a highly respected player and had some great achievements to his name including an Olympic bronze medal, two All England Championships and the No.1 ranking. The South Korean died due to a heart attack.
Many Indian players took to Twitter to pay tribute to the legend. Here are a few of those tweets:
— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) March 9, 2018
— Parupalli Kashyap (@parupallik) March 9, 2018
— Ajay Jayaram (@ajay_289) March 9, 2018
— Pranaav Jerry Chopra (@pranaav6) March 9, 2018
Other international badminton stars too were shocked by the news. Lee Chong Wei said in a statement, “This is sad news. I offer my condolences to his wife and two children and I pray that the family will stay strong.”
Tan Boon Heong also released a statement saying, “I’m so sorry to hear this news. He was super fit as a player.”