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Name LEE Chong Wei
NOC MAS - Malaysia Malaysia Date of Birth 21 OCT 1982
Residence Gender Male
Height 170 cm Weight 60 kg
Discipline Badminton

Badminton

BiographiesResult
Start Date Start Time Event Partner Score Results Opponent
Name NOC
Men's Team
22 SEP 2014 12 : 00 Men's Team Semi-Final Match 1 0 - 3 Lose China CHN - China CHN
21 SEP 2014 12 : 00 Men's Team Quarterfinal Match 2 3 - 0 Win Nepal NEP - Nepal NEP

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocation
Asian Games
2Singles2010Guangzhou, CHN
3Singles2006Doha, QAT
3Team2006Doha, QAT
Olympic Games
2Singles2012London, GBR
2Singles2008Beijing, CHN
World Championships
2Singles2014Copenhagen, DEN
2Singles2013Guangzhou, CHN
2Singles2011London, GBR
3Singles2005Anaheim, CA, USA
QuarterfinalSingles2010Paris, FRA
QuarterfinalSingles2009Hyderabad, IND
Last 16Singles2007Kuala Lumpur, MAS
BWF Super Series Finals
1Singles2013Kuala Lumpur, MAS
1Singles2010Taipei, TPE
3Singles2011Liuzhou, CHN
1st RoundSingles2012Shenzhen, CHN
OSIM BWF Super Series
1Singles2014Yonex Japan Open
1Singles2014Yonex Sunrise India Open, IND
1Singles2014Yonex All England Super Series, GBR
1Singles2014Yonex-Sunrise Malaysia Open GP Gold, MAS
1Singles2013Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open, CHN
1Singles2013Yonex Japan Open, JPN
1Singles2013Yonex Sunrise Indonesia Open, INA
1Singles2013India Grand Prix Gold, IND
1Singles2013Yonex-Sunrise Malaysia Open GP Gold, MAS
1Singles2013Korea Grand Prix Gold, KOR
1Singles2012Yonex Denmark Open Super Series, DEN
1Singles2012Yonex Japan Super Series, JPN
1Singles2012Yonex-Sunrise Malaysia Open GP Gold, MAS
1Singles2012Korea Grand Prix Gold, KOR
1Singles2011Yonex French Super Series, FRA
1Singles2011Bankaltim Indonesia Open Grand Prix Gold, INA
1Singles2011Yonex Sunrise Syed Modi Memorial India Open, IND
1Singles2011Yonex All England Super Series, GBR
1Singles2011Yonex-Sunrise Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold, MAS
1Singles2010Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Super Series, CHN
2Singles2014OUE Singapore Open, SIN
2Singles2014Korea Grand Prix Gold, KOR
2Singles2013Yonex Denmark Open Super Series, DEN
2Singles2013Yonex All England Super Series, GBR
2Singles2012Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Super Series, CHN
2Singles2012Syed Modi Memorial India Open Grand Prix Gold, IND
2Singles2012Yonex All England Super Series, GBR
2Singles2011Yonex Denmark Open Super Series, DEN
2Singles2011Yonex Japan Super Series, JPN
2Singles2011HWASUN VICTOR Korea Grand Prix Gold, KOR
3Singles2014Yonex Sunrise Indonesian Masters, INA
3Singles2013Yonex French Badminton Open, FRA
3Singles2011Li Ning China Open Super Series, CHN
3Singles2011Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Super Series, CHN
World Grand Prix
1Singles2014Yonex-Sunrise Malaysia Open GP Gold, MAS
1Singles2012Yonex-Sunrise Malaysia Open GP Gold, MAS
1Singles2011Yonex-Sunrise Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold, MAS
1Singles2010Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Super Series, CHN
3Singles2013Yonex Australian Open Grand Prix, AUS
Last 64Singles2013Yonex-Sunrise Malaysia Open GP Gold, MAS
Last 64Singles2011Kumpoo Macau Open, CHN
Thomas & Uber Cup
2Team2014New Delhi, IND
5Team2012Wuhan, CHN
Li Ning Sudirman Cup
5Team2011Qingdao, CHN
9Team2013Kuala Lumpur, MAS
BWF World Ranking
1Singles2014

Detailed Information

Biography
Occupation Athlete
Spouse & Children Wife Wong Mew Choo, son Kingston Lee
Languages Spoken English, Hokkien, Malay, Mandarin
Club Guangdong Century City Club, China
Coach Tey Seu Bock [personal/national], MAS; Rashid Sidek [national], MAS (badmintonplanet.com, 26 Mar 2014; nst.com.my, 24 Mar 2014; nst.com.my, 11 Aug 2013)
Plays Right (BWF, 2014)
Sporting / famous Relatives His wife Wong Mew Choo has competed in badminton at international level. (themalaysianinsider.com, 04 Nov 2012)
Injuries In July 2014 he suffered a thigh injury that ruled him out of competing at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (bbc.co.uk, 05 Jul 2014)<BR/><BR/>He suffered a wrist injury in 2012 that affected him into 2014. (bernama.com.my, 06 Aug 2014)<BR/><BR/>In May 2012 he suffered a torn tendon in his ankle during a Thomas Cup group match against Denmark in Wuhan, China. He spent two months on the sidelines. (thestar.com.my, 08 Nov 2013; thestar.com.my, 23 May 2012)<BR/><BR/>In March 2012 he suffered a shoulder injury. (timesofindia.com, 30 Apr 2012)<BR/><BR/>He withdrew from the 2011 Macau Open because of physical and mental exhaustion. (nst.com.my, 01 Dec 2011)<BR/><BR/>He suffered ankle pain during the final of the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. (dnaindia.com, 19 Oct 2010)<BR/><BR/>In November 2006 he needed six stitches to a head injury after being involved in a car accident. (Gulf Times, 06 Nov 2006)
Additional Information Start of sporting career
He took up badminton at age 11. (Sport366.com, 13 Dec 2008)

Reason for taking up this sport
In his early years he favoured basketball, but his mother was not keen because of the extreme heat of the outdoor basketball court. Instead, his father introduced him to badminton and he soon attracted the attention of a local coach who wanted to take him on as a student. With his father's permission he began to train with the coach after school. (Sport366.com, 13 Dec 2008)

Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (firstpost.com, 04 Apr 2014)

Training
He trains six days per week. (BWF, 2014)

Most memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (BWF, 2014)

Hero
Chinese badminton player Sun Jun. (badminton-information.com, 31 Jul 2008)

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Talent is needed, but that alone will not bring you success. Dedication, perseverance and self-discipline are must-haves as well." (badminton-information.com, 25 May 2008)

Awards
He was chosen as Malaysia's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, but was forced to withdraw from the Games due to injury. (bernama.com.my, 11 Jun 2014; thestar.com.my, 09 Jul 2014)

He has been named Penang [Malaysia] Sportsman of the Year seven times. (nst.com.my, 30 Nov 2013)

He has been named National Sportsman of the Year four times. (news.yahoo.com, 16 Apr 2013)

He was named Badminton World Federation [BWF] Male Player of the Year in 2009, 2010 and 2011. (bwfbadminton.org, 12 Dec 2011)

In 2009 he was appointed as a national ambassador for UNICEF Malaysia. (unicef.org, 28 Sep 2009)

In 2008 he received the Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri [DSPN] from the state of Penang, Malaysia. The award allows him to carry the title of Datuk. (thestar.com.my, 20 Aug 2008)

General
LIGHTING ISSUES
At the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, he complained that the lighting in the Gyeyang Gymnasium was not up to competition standard. "I think this court is very bad for me because the light is not so good. Normally there are only lights side-to-side, but here you have them all around so you are looking into the light. I think it's tough for all the players." (therakyatpost.com, 21 Sep 2014)

FEELING AIR CONNED
His coach Tey Seu Bock claimed the air conditioning was shut off during the final of the 2013 World Championships in Guangzhou, China, after Lee won the first game against Chinese rival Lin Dan. Lee had to withdraw from the final because of cramp, causing his coach to lash out. He complained to the Badminton World Federation [BWF], but they found no need to pursue the matter. (insidethegames.biz, 16 Aug 2013)

NATIONAL FIRST
At the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing he became the first Malaysian badminton player to reach the men's singles final. His silver medal was Malaysia's first since the 1996 Games in Atlanta. He received 300,000 Malaysian ringgit as a reward, as well as a 3,000 Malaysian ringgit a month pension for the rest of his life. (asiaonenews, 20 Aug 2008; Daily Express News, 18 Aug 2008)

AUTOBIOGRAPHY
In 2012 he released his autobiography, 'Dare To Be A Champion'. (cliveworld.com, 06 Sep 2012)

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