A Malaysian badminton player who was able to sustain the position of best singles player for199 consecutive weeks is Lee Chong Wei. He grabbed the position from August 8, 2008, to June 14 2012, continuously for nearly four years. Chong became very 1st Malaysian player to hold a title for more than a year and 4th international after Rashid Sidek, Roslin Hashim and Wong Choong Hann. He was born on 21st October 1982 in Began Serai, Perak, and Malaysia, belonging to a Malaysian Chinese family Chong’s first preference was basketball but later his mother insisted him to play badminton. Lee’s Badminton training began at the age of 11 years; he used to learn from a coach after his school. He went for the National Squad when he became 17 years old; in 2008 Olympics Chong brought a silver medal for his country so he was awarded a large sum of money and life time pension. Lee was also declared as the UNICEF’s Malaysia’s National Ambassador in February of 2009, this was also one of his great achievements.
Lee has written an autobiography dare to become a champion which was published in January of 2012, he says that it’s for inspiring those people who have dedication and talent but are unable to fight with others for achieving their dreams. In 2002 Lee’s career was taking the main leap where he reached the finals of Malaysia open where he was defeated by a Chinese player Chen Hong. In 2004 Lee won Malaysia open and Chinese Taipei open, in 2005 he again grabbed the Malaysian open with a new title Denmark open. He played six finals in 2006 and got trophies in three of them but also saw some downfall in his career the following year. In 2007 he won the title Indonesian open but failed on several platforms including the one of his home country, that year Lee saw a fall in the world championships also. After having a below average year Lee managed to kick 2008 with a mind-blowing success like his fourth Malaysia open trophy and Singapore open. In 2009n to Lee again grabbed two trophies fifth Malaysia open and second Swiss open while he lost All England open including Korea Open after reaching up to final. 2010 became the most successful year for Lee so far, he won his sixth Malaysia open, First All England open with Korea open also, the major achievement was a gold medal in Common wealth Games and Silver one in Asian games. Moving in the same way he won many more titles in recent years including his 4th All England open of 2017. Being a badminton player Lee has a huge collection of the racket of different price group and of course, he must have it. Among them, his favorite racket is Yonex Armortec 900 Power Lee Chong Wei badminton racket and its price is 300 US dollars. His biodata inspires a lot of people who dream of being a successful and competitive sportsman like him.
Age and Physique
The 33 years old megastar player stands 5 feet 7.5 inches tall and weighs 68 kg; he is a right-handed athlete with brown hair and black eyes. His chest measures 42 while the waist is 32 inches, Lee’s white skin color and robust body add a lot of girl followers in his fandom list. Lee’s Triceps size is 22 inches and biceps measures 14 inches. Most of the people love his smile, never giving up attitude and down to earth nature, once he apologized to his fans for the bad performance in the world cup.
Lee Chong Wei’s Wife
Lee’s wife is his long-term girlfriend Wong Mew Choo; she is a former badminton singles player for Malaysia. She is exceptionally energetic and has a great endurance; Wong is a year older than her husband Lee. She is 1.64 meters tall and weighs 51kg, the duo married on 9th November 2012. Now Lee and his wife have two children Kingston and Terrence, the family is happily living now.