Lee Chong Wei

1982 - Today

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Datuk Lee Chong Wei (born 21 October 1982) is a former Malaysian badminton player. As a singles player, Lee was ranked first worldwide for 349 weeks, including a 199-week streak from 21 August 2008 to 14 June 2012. He is the fourth Malaysian player after Rashid Sidek, Roslin Hashim and Wong Choong Hann to achieve such a ranking (since official rankings were first kept in the 1980s), and is the only Malaysian shuttler who has held the number one ranking for more than a year.Lee is a triple silver medalist at the Olympic Games, and the sixth Malaysian to win an Olympic medal. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lee Chong Wei has received more than 2,788,303 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Lee Chong Wei is the 2nd most popular badminton player (down from 1st in 2019), the 31st most popular biography from Malaysia (down from 27th in 2019) and the most popular Malaysian Badminton Player.

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Among badminton players, Lee Chong Wei ranks 2 out of 81Before him are Lin Dan. After him are Peter Gade, Taufik Hidayat, Park Joo-bong, Susi Susanti, Alan Budikusuma, Carolina Marín, Pullela Gopichand, Prakash Padukone, Camilla Martin, and Zhang Ning.

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Among people born in 1982, Lee Chong Wei ranks 137Before him are Aleksandr Kerzhakov, Aksel Lund Svindal, Ruth Wilson, Albert Riera, Marjorie Estiano, and Amelia Warner. After him are Marco Amelia, Hilarie Burton, Dustin Clare, Shun Oguri, Kieran Culkin, and Alex.

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Among people born in Malaysia, Lee Chong Wei ranks 31 out of 54Before him are Azlan Shah of Perak (1928), Mizan Zainal Abidin of Terengganu (1962), Salahuddin of Selangor (1926), Yahya Petra of Kelantan (1917), Anthony Soter Fernandez (1930), and Ja'afar of Negeri Sembilan (1922). After him are Siti Nurhaliza (1979), Subkhiddin Mohd Salleh (1966), Sri Mulyani (1962), Tony Fernandes (1964), Joe Simpson (1960), and Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor (1972).


Among badminton players born in Malaysia, Lee Chong Wei ranks 1After him are Rashid Sidek (1968).

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