Barcelona — Badminton legend Lee Yong Dae returned to competition at the Spanish Masters, winning the men’s doubles championship with partner Kim Gi Jung (KOR) on September 2nd.
Lee and Kim, using ASTROX 88 S and ASTROX 88 D, respectively, won their every match, including the final, in straight games. Upon their victory, the crowd erupted with applause, officially welcoming Lee back from retirement.
Lee Yong Dae
2014 – YONEX Japan Open, champion
2012 – London Olympics, bronze medal
2009 – World Championships, silver medal
2008, 2012 – YONEX All England Open, champion
2008 – Beijing Olympics, gold medal
Kim Gi Jung
2015 – Asian Championships, bronze medal
2013, 2014 – World Championships, bronze medal
2013 – Asian Championships, silver medal
2012 – YONEX Japan Open, champion
2012 – Asian Championships, gold medal
photo: Badminton Photo