Kuala Lumpur: The 36-year-old Malaysian badminton legend, Lee Chong Wei received a World Record Award from the BrandLaureate on Thursday for the length of time a badminton player has topped the world rankings.
The Penang-born player held the records for both the most total weeks at No. 1 (348 weeks) and most consecutive weeks at No. 1 (199 weeks).
This was an incredible achievement for any athletes across different sports.
Let’s put this into perspective: in tennis, Roger Federer of Switzerland holds the records for staying at World No. 1 with total of 310 weeks and 237 consecutive weeks).