While plotting my children's heights on a graph, I couldn't help but wonder how professional players stack up. This US Centre for Disease Control chart only goes to 20 years old, but who grows much after 20? Lee Chong Wei height is marked by the dot beside the number 2. At 172cm, he is on the "25th percentile" which means that 75% of normal American men are taller than he is. Chen Long is much taller at 187cm (dot 3). He's taller than over 90% of American men. Vladimir Ivanov is almost off the chart at 197cm! Markis Kido, small but mighty at 164cm, is shorter than 95% of full-grown American males. This chart is for men only, but for comparison's sake I've added World Championship finalists Wang Yihan ('b') at 178 cm and Cheng Shao Chieh ('a') at 158 cm. _________ This chart does nothing more than visualize what we all knew already: That success can come in any size.