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Benny Lee

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameBenjamin W. "Benny"•Lee
Used nameBenny•Lee
Born5 December 1965 in Yangon (Rangoon) (MYA)
Measurements170 cm / 73 kg
NOC United States

Biography

Born in Burma (Myanmar), Benny Lee was mostly known as a doubles player, starting out with Chris Jogis and later playing with Tommy Reidy. Lee was a 9-time US doubles champion, winning four with Jogis (1987-90), four with Reidy (1992-95), and a final one in 1998 with Andy Chong. He and Jogis also won gold at the 1991 Pan American Championships. Lee attended Arizona State University. He was known as a particularly good athlete, possessing a 40-inch (100 cm) vertical leap.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1992 Summer Olympics Badminton USA Benny Lee
Singles, Men (Olympic) =33
Doubles, Men (Olympic) Tommy Reidy =9