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Lee Chong Wei Biography & Latest News

Lee Chong Wei Biography

Datuk Lee Chong Wei is a professional badminton player who is currently ranked No. 1 in the world. Lee was a silver medalist at the 2008 Olympic Games, thus becoming the first Malaysian to reach the final of the men's singles event and earning the title of 'Datuk' conferred on him by the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak. He repeated the achievement four years later in London, thus making him the most successful Malaysia Olympian in history. Lee picked up only one title in 2002 and 2003; a silver at the 2003 Malaysia Open. He then went on to garner two titles in 2004, the Malaysia Open and Chinese Taipei Open, following which he earned an Olympic berth. Lee scored another two titles in 2005, his second Malaysia Open title and Denmark Open, as well as a bronze at the 2005 World Championships. In 2006, Lee was crowned victorious at the Swiss Open, Asian Badminton Championships and the Malaysia Open. He won two gold medals for Malaysia in the badminton event at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in March, in both men's singles and mixed doubles. Though 2007 started off on a limp note for Lee, he bounced back in the second half with three titles - Philippines Open, Japan Open and French Open. Lee kick-started 2008 by capturing his fourth Malaysia Open title in five years. Later that year he took home a silver at the Olympic Games. In 2009, Lee picked up his fifth Malaysian title along with Swiss Open and the Super Series Masters Finals title. The next year, he won the Korea Open crown, sixth Malaysian Open, the All England Open, the Indonesia Open, the Macau Open, the Japan Open, defended the gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and rounded up the year by bagging his second consecutive Hong Kong Open title and third consecutive Super Series Master Finals title. He won his seventh Malaysia Open title in 2011 and went on to win the All England Open, the India Open, his third consecutive Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold title and the Indonesia Open, becoming the first non-Indonesian player to complete the hat-trick in the tournament. In the summer Olympics of 2012, he lost to his arch rival Lin Dan, settling for a silver medal.

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