LEE Hyun Il is a male badminton player from South Korea who is a former no 1 ranking player. Lee participated in the 2002 Asian Games and won the team's first men's team gold medal since 1986. In 2003, Lee helped his team to win its third Sudirman Cup title, winning all three singles matches. Prior to this he had also won the 2003 Swiss Open. At the 2004 Summer Olympics, which was his Olympic debut. Lee easily defeated Stuart Brehaut of Australia in the first round but got eliminated in the secomd round. At the 2006 IBF World Championships held in Madrid, Spain, Lee captured his first world championship medal in the men's singles event. He won a bronze medal for Korea at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. In May 2010, Lee participated in the 2010 Thomas Cup and played in two singles matches. On August 5 2012, Lee lost to Chinese Chen Long in the badminton bronze-medal playoff at the Summer Olympics.