Lee Wan Wah AMN (born 24 November 1975) is a former badminton player from Malaysia. He is currently the Japan's junior team coach.[1]

Lee Wan Wah
Personal information
CountryMalaysia Malaysia
Born (1975-11-24) 24 November 1975 (age 44)
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight85 kg (187 lb)
Years active1994-2011
HandednessRight
EventMen's doubles
BWF profile
Lee Wan Wah
Traditional Chinese李萬華
Simplified Chinese李万华

Career overviewEdit

Lee made his debut in Olympic Games in 2000 Sydney. Partnered with Choong Tan Fook, they advance to the semi finals stage, but lost to South Korean pair Lee Dong-soo and Yoo Yong-sung in the rubber game. The duo played in the bronze medal match against another South Korean Ha Tae-kwon and Kim Dong-moon, but lost in straight game with the score 2–15, 8–15.

In 2004 Athens, Lee and Choong had a bye in the first round and defeated Pramote Teerawiwatana and Tesana Panvisvas of Thailand in the second. In the quarterfinals, they lost to Lee Dong-soo & Yoo Yong-sung of South Korea 11–15, 15–11, 15–9.

In 2008, Lee participated in Jakarta for the Malaysian Thomas Cup team, being Choong's partner. In the semi-final, Lee did not play because Choong was sick. Consequently, Malaysia was beaten by the defending champion China.

At the Beijing Olympic Games, Lee and Choong, seeded four, surprisingly lost to South Korean Lee Jae-jin and Hwang Ji-man, who captured the bronze medal.

In November 2009, Lee and Choong Tan Fook reached Hong Kong Open Super Series semi-final but they lost to Denmark's Lars Paaske and Jonas Rasmussen.

CoachingEdit

In October 2008, Lee left Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) and established a company, Pioneer Sdn Bhd, with fellow badminton players Wong Choong Hann, Chan Chong Ming, and Chew Choon Eng, to coach young badminton players in Kota Damansara and Bandar Mahkota Cheras. They hoped that the company will turn into academies for local and international players.[2]

In 2015, Lee Wan Wah started coaching professionals Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong. Koo and Tan went to look for Lee to be their coach since they Koo and Tan left the national set up. They are having a successful partnership under Lee and Koo and Tan are doing well in tournaments.

AchievementsEdit

Year Tournament Venue Round
2009
2009 Hong Kong Open Super Series Hong Kong Semi-finalist
2009 Macau Grand Prix Gold Macau Runner-up
2009 BWF World Championships Hyderabad, India First Round
2009 India Open India Winner
2008
2008 Vietnam Open Vietnam Winner
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China First Round
2008 Yonex All England Super Series England Semi-finalist
2007
2007 BWF World Championships Kuala Lumpur, MAS Semi-Finalist
2007 Asian Badminton Championships Johor Bahru, MAS WINNER
Yonex All England Super Series Birmingham, ENG Quarter-Finalist
Yonex Korea Open Super Series Seoul, KOR Quarter-Finalist
2006
Hong Kong Open Hong Kong, HKG Runner-Up
Thailand Open THA Semi-Finalist
Proton Malaysia Open Kuching, MAS Semi-Finalist
Asian Badminton Championships Johor Bahru, MAS WINNER
All England Open Birmingham, ENG Runner-Up
2005
Dutch Open WINNER
Djarum Indonesia Open Semi-Finalist
China Masters Runner-Up
2004
2004 Summer Olympic Games Athens, Greece Quarter-Finalist
Proton Malaysia Open MAS WINNER
Asian Badminton Championships Kuala Lumpur, MAS Quarter-Finalist
All England Open Birmingham, ENG Runner-Up
Swiss Open Semi-Finalist
2003
China Open Runner-Up
Hong Kong Open Runner-Up
Proton Malaysia Open Semi-Finalist
Indonesia Open Semi-Finalist
Singapore Open Semi-Finalist
All England Open Birmingham, ENG Quarter-Finalist
22nd SEA Games Hanoi, Vietnam WINNER
2002
XVII Commonwealth Games Manchester, ENG Runner-Up
Japan Open Runner-Up
2001
All England Open Birmingham, ENG Semi-Finalist
21st SEA Games Kuala Lumpur, MAS Semi-Finalist
World Championships Seville, Spain Semi-Finalist
2000
Asian Badminton Championships Jakarta, INA Runner-Up
2000 Summer Olympic Games Sydney, AUS Semi-Finalist
1999
All England Open Birmingham, ENG Semi-Finalist
World Badminton GP Finals Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Semi-Finalist
20th SEA Games Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Semi-Finalist
Singapore Open Singapore WINNER
Holland Open WINNER
1998
XVI Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, MAS WINNER
1997
Asian Badminton Championships Kuala Lumpur, MAS Runner-Up
Proton Malaysia Open Semi-Finalist
1996
Proton Malaysia Open Runner-Up
Vietnam Open WINNER

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ WAI, TAN MING (26 February 2019). "Lee aims to groom Japan youngsters into world-beaters". The Star Online. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  2. ^ [1], Trio Leave BAM, The Star Online Sports, 27 September 2008
  3. ^ "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat".

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