Lee Hup Wei

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Lee Hup Wei
Personal information
Born (1987-05-05) 5 May 1987 (age 32)
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
Country Malaysia
Event(s)High jump
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)2.27 m

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[when?] 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 Malaysian record of 2.24m set by Loo Kum Zee in the 1995 Chiang Mai SEA Games.

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

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Malaysia
2005 Asian Championships Incheon, South Korea 8th 2.10 m
Southeast Asian Games Manila, Philippines 5th 2.11 m
2006 Asian Junior Championships Macau, China 5th 2.14 m
World Junior Championships Beijing, China 17th (q) 2.10 m
Asian Games Doha, Qatar 9th 2.15 m
2007 Asian Championships Amman, Jordan 1st 2.24 m
Southeast Asian Games Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand 1st 2.19 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 32nd (q) 2.20 m
2009 Asian Championships Guangzhou, China 5th 2.15 m
Southeast Asian Games Vientiane, Laos 1st 2.18 m
2010 Asian Indoor Championships Tehran, Iran 13th 2.05 m
Continental Cup Split, Croatia 5th 2.25 m1
Commonwealth Games Delhi, India 5th 2.23 m
Asian Games Guangzhou, China 9th 2.15 m
2011 Southeast Asian Games Palembang, Indonesia 1st 2.15 m
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 30th (q) 2.16 m
2013 Asian Championships Pune, India 13th 2.10 m
2015 Asian Championships Wuhan, China 13th 2.05 m
2017 Asian Championships Bhubaneswar, India 6th 2.20 m
Southeast Asian Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2nd 2.24 m
2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia 8th 2.21 m
Asian Games Jakarta, Indonesia 10th 2.20 m
2019 Asian Championships Doha, Qatar 4th 2.26 m

1Representing Asia-Pacific


  • Lee Hup Wei at IAAF
  • "A profile on Lee Hup Wei, Malaysian High Jumper". www.singaporeathletics.com. 24 June 2008. Retrieved 24 June 2008.