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Friday, July 8, 2016

Olympian in focus: Lee Chong Wei scouting report

Lee Chong Wei
Height: 1.74 m
Weight: 60kg
Place of Birth: Bagan Serai, Perak, Malaysia
D.O.B.: 21st October 1982
Handedness: Right
Nationality: Malaysian

Assets: An extremely hard working and quick badminton talent. Has high badminton IQ and explosive quickness around court. Covers the court extremely well, supreme racquet skills and have very high fighting spirit. Possess one of the fastest reflexes and explosiveness among top badminton players which allows him to recover and defend with aplomb; often returning shots with interest. Has excellent attacking instincts.

Flaws: Has a mental barrier when the stakes are high. Doesn't always play to his strength in the 1st set and guilty of coasting in the beginning. May lose a bit of explosiveness over time.

Career potential: Generational talent (one of the four kings) and ranked 1-2 top player in the world.

Career Highlights: (Selected trophies): Olympic silver (2008, 2012). All England Champion (2010, 2011 & 2014)

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