Lee Chong Wei wins All England Open Men's Singles title

Mar 14, 2017 08:16 IST

Top-ranked Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia on 12 March 2017 won his fourth All England Open crown.

Lee defeated first-time finalist Shi Yuqi of China 21-12, 21-10, to grab the Men’s Singles title at the tournament.

 

Lee Chong Wei

About Lee Chong Wei

Born on 21 October 1982, Lee Chong Wei is a Malaysian professional badminton player.

• From 21 August 2008 to 14 June 2012, he was ranked first worldwide for 199 consecutive weeks as a singles player.

• He is the fourth Malaysian player after Rashid Sidek, Roslin Hashim and Wong Choong Hann to achieve such a ranking.

He is the only Malaysian badminton player to hold the number one ranking for more than a year.

He is triple silver medallist at the Olympic Games. He is also the sixth Malaysian to win an Olympic medal.

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About All England Open

The All England Open Badminton Championships is the world's oldest badminton tournament.

It is held annually in England.

• The tournament was given Superseries status in 2007. It upgraded to Superseries Premier status in 2011.

• The world's first open tournament was held in the English town of Guildford in 1898.

• The tournament halted for two instances: from 1915 to 1919 (due to World War I) and from 1940 to 1946 (due to World War II).

The 2017 All England Open Badminton Championships had a total purse of USD 600000.

In 2016, the Men’s Singles title was won by China’s Lin Dan.

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