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Lee Wan Wah

Lee Wan Wah
Personal information
Country Malaysia
Born (1975-11-24) 24 November 1975
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
Handedness Right
Men's doubles
BWF profile
Lee Wan Wah
Traditional Chinese 李萬華
Simplified Chinese 李万华

Lee Wan Wah (born 24 November 1975 in Ipoh, Perak) is a male badminton player from Malaysia. His regular doubles' partner is Choong Tan Fook.

Lee competed in badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in men's doubles with Choong Tan Fook. They had a bye in the first round and defeated Pramote Teerawiwatana and Tesana Panvisvas of Thailand in the second. In the quarterfinals, Lee and Choong lost to Lee Dong-soo & Yoo Yong-sung of 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.

Post playing career

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.[1]

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.

Lee is also reportedly being courted by the Badminton Association of Malaysia's High performance director Morten Frost to become a national coach in Malaysia.


Year Tournament Venue Round
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 Vietnam Open Vietnam Winner
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China First Round
2008 Yonex All England Super Series England Semi-finalist
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
Hong Kong Open Hong Kong, HKG Runner-Up
Asian Games XV Doha, Qatar
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
Dutch Open WINNER
Djarum Indonesia Open Semi-Finalist
China Masters Runner-Up
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
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
XVII Commonwealth Games Manchester, ENG Runner-Up
Japan Open Runner-Up
All England Open Birmingham, ENG Semi-Finalist
21st SEA Games Kuala Lumpur, MAS Semi-Finalist
World Championships Seville, Spain Semi-Finalist
Asian Badminton Championships Jakarta, INA Runner-Up
2000 Summer Olympic Games Sydney, AUS Semi-Finalist
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
XVI Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, MAS WINNER
Asian Badminton Championships Kuala Lumpur, MAS Runner-Up
Proton Malaysia Open Semi-Finalist
Proton Malaysia Open Runner-Up
Vietnam Open WINNER


  1. ^ [1], Trio Leave BAM, The Star Online Sports, 27 September 2008

External links

  • Profile at
  • Pioneer Badminton Center official website

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