Kuala Lumpur: May 1st marked the birthday of Lee Chong Wei’s wife, Wong Mew Choo. The former World No. 7 women’s singles player turned 37 years old, and Lee together with their kids could not help but celebrate the lovely day with her.
Lee and Wong got married on November, 9, 2012. The couple had their first child, Kingston on April, 12, 2013 and their second child, Terrance on July 9, 2015.
The former World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, who was ranked number one in the world for total of 349 weeks, posted the following sweet birthday message to his wife on his social media page:
“A long long time ago, there was this budak mentah kurus kering, umur 15 tahun, naik bus from Penang to KL for badminton competition. Penuh semangat to prove his worth, trying to barge his way into the national team set up. Little he knew in his first outing, he could only enter for mix double category, not his favored single category. Nevertheless, he was so pumped up to do well.
Entering the hall to warm up, he was really focus. Eyes only on the title. Nothing else. Dlm otak nak menang jer, taktik lawan, strategi, wind draft, hall conditions, court sebelah maner lagi “Ong”, dan pesanan motivasi coach.
Hell, all those mental preparation went masok longkang when he saw a 14 years old girl wakil Selangor. Cara dia jalan masok court, stretching, warm up… So elegant, so pretty! Lemah terus lutut itu budak Penang. Nak mintak phone number but she was well protected by her sister and parents. He figured, the only way to win her attention was to win on court. In that competition, every smash, drop, dive, chop performed were to impress her and everytime he scores his eyes curi² scanned around hoping she was watching.
The budak mentah is me, the angel in court of course is my wife Mew Choo. Happy birthday my dereast wife, my definition of perfection. I’m just so blessed to know you and be with you every since. To many birthdays to come. Thanks for everything.”
In 2007, Wong became the first Malaysian women to win the China Open title after beating two-time world champion Xie Xingfang of China 21-16, 8-21, 21-17 in a 62-minute final.