Lee Wan Wah
Personal information
CountryMalaysia
Born (1975-11-24) 24 November 1975 (age 46)
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight85 kg (187 lb)
Years active1994-2011
HandednessRight
Men's doubles
Career title(s)12
Highest ranking1 (2004)
BWF profile
Lee Wan Wah
Traditional Chinese李萬華
Simplified Chinese李万华

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]

Career overview

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.

Coaching

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.

Achievements

World Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 Palacio de Deportes de San Pablo, Seville, Spain Malaysia Choong Tan Fook South Korea Ha Tae-kwon
South Korea Kim Dong-moon
7–15, 15–9, 10–15
Bronze
Bronze
2007 Putra Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia Choong Tan Fook Indonesia Markis Kido
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
20–22, 26–28
Bronze
Bronze

World Cup

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1997 Among Rogo Sports Hall, Yogyakarta, Indonesia Malaysia Choong Tan Fook Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
Indonesia Ricky Subagja
12–15, 3–15
Bronze
Bronze

Asian Championships

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1997 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia Choong Tan Fook Indonesia Denny Kantono
Indonesia Antonius Ariantho
15–4, 9–15, 7–15
Silver
Silver
2000 Istora Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Indonesia Malaysia Choong Tan Fook Indonesia Tony Gunawan
Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
8–15, 9–15
Silver
Silver
2006 Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia Malaysia Choong Tan Fook Malaysia Hoon Thien How
Malaysia Tan Boon Heong
17–21, 21–11, 21–12
Gold
Gold
2007 Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia Malaysia Choong Tan Fook Malaysia Koo Kien Keat
Malaysia Tan Boon Heong
21–14, 11–21, 21–12
Gold
Gold

Southeast Asian Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1999 Hassanal Bolkiah Sports Complex, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Malaysia Choong Tan Fook Thailand Pramote Teerawiwatana
Thailand Tesana Panvisvas
15–12, 10–15, 12–15
Bronze
Bronze
2001 Malawati Stadium, Selangor, Malaysia Malaysia Wong Choong Hann Indonesia Sigit Budiarto
Indonesia Candra Wijaya
4–15, 5–15
Bronze
Bronze
2003 Tan Binh Sport Center, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Malaysia Choong Tan Fook Malaysia Chang Kim Wai
Malaysia Chew Choon Eng
15–5, 15–6
Gold
Gold

Commonwealth Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1998 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia Choong Tan Fook Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Yap Kim Hock
15–7, 15–4
Gold
Gold

BWF Super Series and BWF Grand Prix

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1996 Malaysia Open Malaysia Choong Tan Fook Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Yap Kim Hock
5–15, 3–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1996 Vietnam Open Malaysia Choong Tan Fook China Zhang Wei
China Liu Yong
15–6, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Singapore Open Malaysia Choong Tan Fook Indonesia Tony Gunawan
Indonesia Candra Wijaya
15–7, 14–15, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Dutch Open Malaysia Choong Tan Fook Denmark Martin Lundgaard Hansen
Denmark Lars Paaske
15–4, 6–15, 15–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 German Open Malaysia Choong Tan Fook Sweden Peter Axelsson
Sweden Pär-Gunnar Jönsson
15–9, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 Japan Open Malaysia Choong Tan Fook Malaysia Chan Chong Ming
Malaysia Chew Choon Eng
Walkover 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2003 Hong Kong Open Malaysia Choong Tan Fook South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
13–15, 15–6, 6–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2003 China Open Malaysia Choong Tan Fook Denmark Lars Paaske
Denmark Jonas Rasmussen
12–15, 10–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2004 All England Open Malaysia Choong Tan Fook Denmark Martin Lundgaard Hansen
Denmark Jens Eriksen
15–9, 13–15, 3–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2004 Malaysia Open Malaysia Choong Tan Fook Indonesia Alvent Yulianto
Indonesia Luluk Hadiyanto
15–12, 15–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 China Masters Malaysia Choong Tan Fook China Guo Zhendong
China Xie Zhongbo
10–15, 4–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2005 Dutch Open Malaysia Choong Tan Fook Japan Tadashi Ōtsuka
Japan Keita Masuda
15–7, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 All England Open Malaysia Choong Tan Fook Denmark Martin Lundgaard Hansen
Denmark Jens Eriksen
6–15, 17–14, 2–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Hong Kong Open Malaysia Choong Tan Fook Indonesia Markis Kido
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
24–22, 16–21, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Singapore Open Malaysia Choong Tan Fook China Cai Yun
China Fu Haifeng
21–16, 22–24, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Macau Open Malaysia Choong Tan Fook Malaysia Koo Kien Keat
Malaysia Tan Boon Heong
18–21, 21–17, 21–23 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 French Open Malaysia Choong Tan Fook China Cai Yun
China Fu Haifeng
14–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 Vietnam Open Malaysia Choong Tan Fook Indonesia Fran Kurniawan
Indonesia Rendra Wijaya
21–14, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 India Open Malaysia Choong Tan Fook Indonesia Hendri Kurniawan Saputra
Indonesia Hendra Wijaya
21–9, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Thailand Open Malaysia Choong Tan Fook Malaysia Chan Peng Soon
Malaysia Lim Khim Wah
22–20, 14–21, 11–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Macau Open Malaysia Choong Tan Fook Malaysia Koo Kien Keat
Malaysia Tan Boon Heong
14–21, 21–17, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Superseries tournament
  Grand Prix Gold Tournament
  Grand Prix Tournament
  IBF World Grand Prix tournament

Honour

References

  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".