Lee Hup Wei

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Lee Hup Wei
Personal information
Born (1987-05-05) 5 May 1987 (age 27)
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 60 kg (130 lb)
Sport
Country  Malaysia
Sport Athletics
Event(s) High jump
Updated on 15 August 2012.

Lee Hup Wei (Simplified Chinese Surname: 李) (born 5 May 1987 in Selangor) is a Malaysian high jumper. He was born in Kajang, Selangor in a family of one boy and three girls. He attended secondary education in SMK Dengkil, later he was admitted to Bukit Jalil Sports School to complete his Form 4 and Form 5 studies.

He finished eighth at the 2005 Asian Championships, seventh at the 2006 Asian Games and won the gold medal at the 2007 Asian Championships.

He scored numerous successes last year including emerging the winner at the Asia Track and Field (AFT) championship in Jordan, winning the gold medal at the SEA Games in Korat as well as in the All Comers championship and the Thailand Open. Recently he has also won gold in the Good Luck Beijing Games.

His personal best jump is 2.27 metres, achieved at the China Open in May 2008 at Beijing’s National Stadium, also known as the Bird’s Nest, to break the 13-year-old record of 2.24m set by Loo Kum Zee in the 1995 Chiang Mai SEA Games.

His efforts saw him win the gold medal, broke the Malaysian high jump record and qualified for the Beijing Olympics.

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External links[edit]

Lee Hup Wei profile at IAAF