LEE Hup Wei < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Malaysia   
Gender Men
Born 05 May 1987 in Kajang, MAS
Height1.81 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Wife Charlene Kuan
Occupation Athlete
Languages Mandarin, Cantonese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up the sport at age 15 at the Bukit Sport School in Malaysia.
Name of coach Mohd Manshahar Abdul Jalil [national], MAS
Footedness Left
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Making his world championship debut at the 2019 edition in Doha, Qatar, at age 32. "All these years, people have never trusted in my ability. They think I've aged and I am not a serious contender anymore. I never let those comments bring me down. Instead, I used it as a motivation to push myself. Since I got involved in the sport at the age of 15, it has always been my dream to compete in the world championships. I finally did it." (thestar.com.my, 03 Oct 2019; nst.com.my, 03 Oct 2019)
Most influential person in career His father. (Athlete, 25 Jul 2007)
Hero / Idol Malaysian high jumper Loo Kum Zee. (bendigo2004.thecgf.com, 2004)
Injuries He sustained a hip injury during training in the lead-up to the 2014 Commonwealth Games. He still reached the final at the event in Glasgow, Scotland, where he finished fifth. (thestar.com.my, 09 Apr 2018, 20 Jun 2014)

Ankle and back injuries prevented him from competing at the 2013 South East Asian Games in Naypyidaw, Myanmar. (themalaymailonline.com, 07 Nov 2013; nst.com.my, 07 Nov 2013)

He injured his ankle in 2005 and was unable to compete at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, VIC, Australia. (The Star, 02 May 2010; Athlete, 25 Jul 2007)
Ambitions To qualify for the high jump final at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (stadiumastro.com, 28 Jul 2020)