(File pix) Former World No 1 Lee Chong Wei is gunning for two gold medals in the Gold Coast, and becoming Malaysia's best athlete in the history of the Commonwealth Games. (NSTP/AMRAN HAMID)

KUALA LUMPUR: Former World No 1 Lee Chong Wei is gunning for two gold medals in the Gold Coast, and becoming Malaysia's best athlete in the history of the Commonwealth Games.

The 36-year-old, who will likely make his final appearance at the Games next month, has won four gold medals so far.

Koo Kien Keat has won the most number of gold medals in the Games so far — five gold. He won two in 2006 in Melbourne (men's doubles and mixed team) and three in 2010 in New Delhi.

Last month, Chong Wei also indicated that he wants to win the All England title for a record fifth time.

When contacted on Thursday, a day before the premier of his biopic Lee Chong Wei: Rise of the Legend, Chong Wei said: "Information like this encourages me to push harder.

"I could have achieved this record at the previous Games in Glasgow, but I did not compete then. It's not going to be easy, but it would be nice to go down in history as the best Malaysian athlete at the Commonwealth Games.

"After all, targets like this remind me of all the hard work I've put in all these years. The good times in training, the tough ones. Hopefully I will get to achieve it."

In 2014, Chong Wei was forced to skip the Games after picking up a thigh injury during training.

He won his first two gold medals (men's singles and mixed team) at the 2006 Games, before repeating his feat four years later.

The other Malaysian athletes to have won four Commonwealth Games gold medals apart from Chong Wei are retired shuttler Chin Eei Hui and former weightlifter Amirul Hamizan Ibrahim.

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