Wei Feng CHONG was born on 26th May 1987, Sungai Petani, Kedah. He is now living in Kuala, Lumpur. He is a left-handed badminton player who had represented Malaysia. He has won an overall of 255 matches of the 472 matches that he had played.
He took the badminton racket in his hand at the age of 9. Badminton is his primary passion and interest. He went to a private coaching centre in Kedah. His family encouraged him to play badminton.
He was drawn into the national team in 2004. He got in through the BAM annual selection in 2004 when he was 17 years old.
He was representing the Kedah state team before being drafted into the national team.
He made his First international appearance in the Cheers Asian Satellite 2004 Singapore Tournament.
He won his first international medal (Bronze) with Boy’s team in the Asian Junior Championships 2004, Hwacheon. He gained a Bronze medal with the same Boy’s team in the Asian Junior Championships 2005, Jakarta.
He bagged his first Men’s singles medal in the Asian Championships 2013, Taipei where he won a Bronze medal.
He had a great run in 2014. He bagged his first Gold medal ( Mixed Team), a Silver medal (Men’s team) and a Bronze medal (Men’s Team) in the Commonwealth Games, Glasgow; Thomas Cup, New Delhi; Asian Games, Incheon.
He won his last Gold medal (Men’s singles) and a Bronze medal (Men’s team) in the Southeast Asian Games 2015, Singapore.
He gained a Bronze medal with the Men’s Team in the Thomas Cup 2016, Kunshan.
Rise to Glory
Though he had worked hard, He couldn’t make a better impression on the international stage.
His greatest achievement was reaching the semi-finals of the 2012 and 2013 China Open, Unfortunately, he was beaten by Chen Long on both occasions.
He also has reached the highest ranking of World No.12.
When he was 20 years old, He wasn’t making any good impression on the international stages. He even thought of quitting his badminton career. But, He held his racket knowing that he can do better. He stood up again and brought some medals back to his nation.