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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.

Lee Chong Wei Latest News & Articles

2017 Denmark Open: 19th October Fixtures
2017 Denmark Open: 19th October Fixtures
The fixtures of today's 2017 Denmark Open
Five fastest smashes in Badminton history
Five fastest smashes in Badminton history
Badminton is the fastest sport in the world, and not for nothing.
World Badminton Championships 2017: Is this the end of an era?
World Badminton Championships 2017: Is this the end of an era?
Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei may not be seen at next Worlds and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
World Badminton Championships 2017: Have we seen the last of the great Lee Chong Wei?
World Badminton Championships 2017: Have we seen the last of the great Lee Chong Wei?
Lee Chong Wei's exit at the World Championships shocked the badminton world.
World Badminton Championships 2017: Lee Chong Wei shocked in first round by French shuttler
World Badminton Championships 2017: Lee Chong Wei shocked in first round by French shuttler
The BWF World Championships 2017 witnessed its first shock on Day 2.
Badminton legends, including Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei, to face off in Mumbai on November 4th
Badminton legends, including Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei, to face off in Mumbai on November 4th
India will be among three countries hosting the event.
Srikanth Kidambi becomes sixth player in history to reach three consecutive Superseries finals
Srikanth Kidambi becomes sixth player in history to reach three consecutive Superseries finals
Srikanth is now on a nine-match winning streak and has reclaimed his India No. 1 position.
Australian Open: Verma Brothers, Lee Chong Wei, Viktor Axelsen withdraw
Australian Open: Verma Brothers, Lee Chong Wei, Viktor Axelsen withdraw
Saina Nehwal is a two-time winner of this event as well as the defending champion.
Indonesia Open 2017: From almost a no-show to taming Lee Chong Wei, a terrific turnaround from HS Prannoy
Indonesia Open 2017: From almost a no-show to taming Lee Chong Wei, a terrific turnaround from HS Prannoy
He was almost on the verge of dropping out of the tournament.
Malaysia Open: Lee Chong Wei sets up dream final with Lin Dan
Malaysia Open: Lee Chong Wei sets up dream final with Lin Dan
Lee is an 11-time champion at this tournament.
India Open Superseries 2017: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei pulls out
India Open Superseries 2017: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei pulls out
Lee is a three-time champion of this tournament.
PV Sindhu receives BWF Most Improved Player award
PV Sindhu receives BWF Most Improved Player award
Another feather in the cap for the Pullela Gopichand protege
Absence of big shuttlers allows new generation to rise at China Open
Absence of big shuttlers allows new generation to rise at China Open
The story of Usain Bolt and 50 most telling photos from Rio 2016
The story of Usain Bolt and 50 most telling photos from Rio 2016
Best photos to remember Rio Olympics 2016 by
Rio Olympics 2016: 10 most glorious moments of the Games
Rio Olympics 2016: 10 most glorious moments of the Games
Some stories began from where they were earlier left off, while some were newly scripted, others were rewritten in emphatic style.
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