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

Posted on:14 Mar 2017 09:38:30
Lee Chong Wei wins All England Open Men's Singles title
14 March 2017 Current Affairs: 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 :  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.

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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