Congratulations to Lee Yong Dae as he is going to tie the knot with his 6 years girl friend by the name of Byun Soo Mi where she uses a stage name of Han Soo Hyun.
Lee and Byun have been dating since 2012. The couple is expecting a baby this spring.
Lee’s mother, Lee Ae-ja, said the baby is a girl.
“I’m really happy that they are having a baby,” she said. “Yong-dae told me he wants to raise his daughter to become a badminton player.”
Lee is one of the top badminton stars in the men’s and mixed doubles. After his gold medal performance in Beijing in 2008, he took the bronze medal in the men’s doubles at the 2012 London Games.
Lee announced his national team retirement last year after he and his partner Yoo Yeon-seong got eliminated in the men’s doubles quarterfinals at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
The 28-year-old is currently focusing on playing in professional badminton leagues in Southeast Asian countries.