Dato' Lee Chong Wei is a professional Chinese Badminton player of Malaysian origin. Lee is a singles player. He is the third Malaysian player to be rated ‘first’ for 199 consecutive weeks across the globe and the only one to remain in the ‘number one’ slot for over a year. Lee is an Olympic medal winner for 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. He was the only Malaysian to qualify for the ‘men’s singles’ in the Olympics. He was honoured with the title of ‘Dato’ by the Malaysian Prime Minister, who called him a ‘national hero’.
Lee was born on October 21, 1982 in Bagan Serai, Perak. Lee started to learn Badminton from the age of eleven. He underwent coaching after school. Lee was spotted by Misbun Sidek and drafted in to the national team at 17-years of age.