The BrandLaureate recognizes Lee Chong Wei as longest World No. 1 ever in badminton

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Lee Chong Wei awarded longest reign at World No. 1 in badminton ranking. (photo: bespoked_ianchang's Instagram)
Lee Chong Wei awarded longest reign at World No. 1 in badminton ranking. (photo: bespoked_ianchang's Instagram)

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).

Lee Chong Wei spends a total of 348 weeks as World No. 1. (photo: bespoked_ianchang's Instagram)
Lee Chong Wei spends a total of 348 weeks as World No. 1. (photo: bespoked_ianchang’s Instagram)

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).

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