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Eva Lee - USA Olympic Badminton Contender

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Eva Lee - USA Olympic Badminton Contender

2007 Pan American Games Badminton Champion

2008 Getty Images

The Road to Beijing:

Eva Lee won an unprecedented three badminton gold medals at the 2007 Pan American Games, something no US competitor had ever done before. She has played in Uber Cup and Sudriman Cup international competition as well. The Olympic playing field will not daunt her at all.

Ten Years of Badminton Training:

Eva began her badminton training when only 11 years old, under the tutelage of accomplished players. She won a host of junior championships in the US and Canada, and then began competing in national and international events at the adult level. She has a lot of experience for a player of her age.

A California Girl:

Lee played college badminton at Irvine Valley College (Irvine, California), routinely defeated her singles and doubles opponents, and helped her team to many consecutive championships. As a California girl, when her parents wanted to reward her amazing badminton wins at the 2007 Pan American Games, what did she ask for??? A new cellphone. She enjoys listening to music and watching television when she is not practicing or playing badminton.

The Stats:

Born: August 7, 1986
Birthplace: Hong Kong
Height: 5', 5"
Plays: Right-handed
Prior Medals: Three Gold Medals at the 2007 Pan American Games

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