The Legends' Vision
Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei, Peter Gade and Taufik Hidayat stand as true legends among the world’s badminton players, with a wealth of illustrious accomplishments to their names. But they didn’t get there alone—throughout their journey they had the tireless support of people who believed in them and the sport of badminton. Now, the Legends want to give back.
To express their gratitude towards those who helped them prosper, the Legends aim to transform badminton into a major global phenomenon. These four kings all stand firm with this overall vision, and wish to realize it in their own individual way.
Realization of The Vision
The four Legends will enact a global badminton tour to heighten the sport’s popularity internationally. Through exhibition matches and clinics aimed at young players, the Legends will spread the joy of badminton across the world. Yonex is resolute with these four Legends, offering its full and complete support to realise their vision every step of the way. With a global network of coaches and experts, Yonex offers its thorough support for these events on every level.
Hailing from China, Malaysia, Denmark, Indonesia, these Legends of modern badminton have been decorated with several distinguished titles, with three Olympic medals, six World Championship titles, and nine All England titles between them.
The Legends’ Vision project was first announced in March at the 2015 Yonex All England, and the first leg of its global tour was held in Beijing, China in May. The second leg of the tour was held in Jakarta, Indonesia in August, with the third held in October in Copenhagen, Denmark. The fourth and final leg of the tour is to be held in December in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Bring badminton the world while enriching sport as a whole. To realize this dream, Yonex offers the Legends its most exhaustive support.
Lin Dan (China)
Vision: Bestow the younger generation with big dreams through inspiring achievements.
Date of Birth: October 14th, 1983
Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia)
Vision: Demonstrate my best both during training and matches, spreading interest in badminton.
Date of Birth: October 21st, 1982
Peter Gade (Denmark)
Vision: Expand and enhance the scope of badminton to the level of the ATP or PGA.
Date of Birth: December 14th, 1976
Taufik Hidayat (Indonesia)
Vision: Globalize badminton by promoting it in nations where the sport not well known.
Date of Birth: August 10th, 1981