Khel Sitaron Ka -Episode #7

Jun 20, 06:01 AM

Badminton Legend... Lee Chong Wei ! Triple Sliver Medalist @Olympics, World No. 1 for 199 consecutive weeks, World No 1 for total of 348 Weeks

Lee was born on 21 October 1982, During his early childhood, he liked to play basketball. However, his mother discouraged him from playing the game due to the scorching heat outdoor…

Influenced by his father, he began to learn badminton at the age of eleven. Every day after school, he would train under a local coach. He was later discovered by Malaysian former leading badminton player, Misbun Sidek and drafted into the national squad at 17.

Lee spent total of 348 weeks as World No. 1 Men’s Singles Shuttler, no other player is near to him, even Lin Dan to whom he lost the Gold Medal twice in Olympics, is at 211 Weeks… Others are not even half way mark….

Amazingly he was 23 Yrs + when he first became World no 1 and he was 34+ Years when he last held World No 1

Although he never gained a gold position in the Olympics Tournament, he never stopped his hard work and dedication which lead him to gain many prestigious positions and respect in the history of Badminton. He came out to be player worthy of a title “one who never gave up”.