Peter Gade, Taufik Hidayat, Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan stand as true legends among the world’s badminton players, with a wealth of illustrious accomplishments to their names.
But they didn’t get there alone – throughout their journey they had the tireless support of people who believed in them and the sport of badminton. Now, the Legends want to give back.
Lee Chong Wei
Malaysia’s Dato, Lee Chong Wei has made his country proud through his dedication and passion for the sport of badminton. As a singles player, he ranked as number one in the world for 199 consecutive weeks – a fantastic feat, and only the third Malaysian player to ever achieve such a ranking.
He was the sixth Malaysian to win an Olympic medal, achieving silver at both the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. Known for his forehand net lift, Chong Wei’s signature shot has had many an opponent on their knees. Supported by Yonex throughout his career, Chong Wei enters the 2016 Rio Olympics with high hopes, and hopes to leave his legacy behind as one of the Yonex Legends.