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The world number one Lee Chong Wei is by far the most consistent player in the badminton world. He has been in the top rankings for the past 10 years. He held the world no. 1 spot for a record 199 consecutive weeks from 2008 to 2012.
Though he missed out the golds in the Olympics and World Championships on numerous occasions, he has achieved the status of a Badminton Legend for his achievements in Superseries and others. He also holds the record (currently 45 Titles) for the most number of Superseries Titles. No singles player even comes close to his record. From a world ranking of 180 due to a suspension (in 2014-2015), he rose to become World no 1 just within 12 months. His list of achievements keeps on going.
He also has a luxurious collections of sports car. He owns a Lamborghini Aventador. He also drives a Ferrari. The collection includes many more like a Nissan GT –R, BMV X6.
Despite having so much to brag about himself, he is still the most down to earth badminton player we have all seen. You won’t believe the kind of humility he showed during a post-match interview in the Malaysia Open 2017. He apologized to everyone (friends) for failing to get them tickets for the Malaysia Open.
During the interview, Lee Chong Wei said, “Before I came here, many people on Facebook asked me to get them tickets to watch the matches. Maybe I really cannot help them out with tickets. I will try my best but the tickets are already sold out. Just now I have asked the organizer and I could no longer buy them. I feel so sorry. Maybe I will come back to Sarawak again where a bigger stadium will be built…. so that more people can come and watch the games in this Super Series badminton tournament.”
How lucky is the sport of badminton to have an ambassador like him. Watch the full interview video below. [ Video Courtesy : The Star, Malaysia ]