Monday, January 24, 2011

Lee Chong Wei

Datuk Lee Chong Wei won Malaysian open Super Series 2011 Badminton Championship for the 7th consecutive years. A good start for the year.

Datuk Lee Chong Wei (simplified Chinese: 李宗伟; traditional Chinese: 李宗偉; pinyin: Lǐ Zōngwěi; born October 21, 1982 in Georgetown, Penang[2]) is a professional badminton player from Malaysia who resides in Bukit Mertajam.[3] Lee won the silver medal in the 2008 Olympic Games, thus becoming the first Malaysian to reach the final of the men's singles event and ending Malaysia's Olympic medal drought since the 1996 Games. This achievement also earned him the title Datuk, and a description by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak as national hero.

As a singles player, Lee was again ranked first worldwide on August 21, 2008.[5] He is the third Malaysian men's singles shuttler after Rashid Sidek and Roslin Hashim to achieve such a ranking (since official rankings were first kept in the 1980s), and is the only Malaysian shuttler to hold the ranking for more than two weeks.

Lee is also the reigning All England champion.

Lee has won many international badminton titles in his career, including many Super Series titles. However, despite his status among the world's elite, Lee has only managed to capture bronze (in 2005) at the BWF World Championship
(source: wikipedia)

Another Malaysian Idol from Penang, who is world No.1 but yet to capture the title for BWF world championship. Hope that he will win a gold medal in this year's BWF World Championship and become a real world champion, the second world champion from Penang after our Malaysian Squash Queen Nicol David....

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