Badminton-Malaysia's world number one Lee Chong Wei

Nov 9 (Reuters) - Factbox on badminton player Lee Chong Wei, who faces a two-year ban after failing a dope test: EARLY DAYS Born on Oct 21, 1982 in Bagan Serai, Perak, Lee was a 10-year-old student when he started playing badminton. Lee grew up admiring former world number one Sun Jun of China. He made his international debut at the 2000 Asian Junior Championships. Lee has been a member of Malaysia's national team since 1999. HONOURS Lee won silver medals at 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics -- going down to Lin Dan in both finals. His two silver medals make him the most successful Malaysian in Olympic history. He was conferred the title "Dato" after his silver medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. It also earned him a lifetime monthly pension. He has won three silver medals and a bronze at the world championships. Lee was part of the silver medal winning Malaysian team at the 2014 Thomas Cup. He won the silver at the 2010 Asian Games. Lee is a four-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist - two each in singles and men's team events. Lee, who won 55 titles, was named the BWF Player of the Year awards four times -- in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013. Lee has a 552-108 win-loss ratio. The Malaysian trails 9-22 in head-to-head with his great rival, China's Lin Dan. PERSONAL He speaks English, Chinese and Malay. Lee married former team mate Wong Mew Choo in 2012 and they have a son. His autobiography "Dare To Be A Champion" was released in 2012. Lee's ultimate sporting ambition was to win the Olympic gold medal. He said in April he intended to play on until the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. (Compiled by Amlan Chakraborty, editing by Nick Mulvenney)