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Lee Zii Jia & Aaron-Wooi Yik to lead Thomas, Uber and Sudirman Cup teams

To victory!

KUALA LUMPUR – Just today (11 Sept), the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) announced Malaysia’s contingent in three upcoming major tournaments.

Namely they are the Thomas, Uber and Sudirman Cup. 

The Thomas and Sudirman team will be led by England Open champion Lee Zii Jia and Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik.

Goal for the upcoming tournaments

BAM disclosed the list in a press conference following a meeting with the coaches and trainers council today.

According to BAM president Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Mohamad Norza Zakaria, the country allows fresh players to gain experience in preparation for 2024 Olympics in Paris.

Photo via Utusan Malaysia

That being said, the teams are expected to advance to the quarter-finals for all three tournaments.

The Line-Up

12 athletes will be participating in Thomas Cup; 11 in Uber Cup and 18 in Sudirman Cup.

Thomas cup 

  • Men’s Singles: Lee Zii Jia (23) [CAPTAIN], Ng Tze Yong (20), Cheam Jun Wei (24), Leong Jun Hao (22), Aidil Sholeh Ali Sadikin (21) 
  • Men’s Doubles: Aaron Chia (24) & Soh Wooi Yik (23), Goh Sze Fei (24) & Nur Izzuddin Rusmani (24), Man Wei Chong (22) & Tee Kai Wun (21), Low Hang Yee (24) 

Uber Cup 

  • Women’s Singles: Kisona Selvaduray (23), Goh Jin Wei (21), Eoon Qi Xuan (21), K Letshanaa (18), Siti Nurshuhaini (17)
  • Women’s Doubles: Lee Meng Yean (27) [CAPTAIN], M Thinaah (23) & Pearly Tan Koong Le (21), Teoh Mei Xing (24) & Yap Ling (21), Go Pei Kee (19)

Sudirman Cup 

  • Men’s Singles: Lee Zii Jia  [CAPTAIN], Ng Tze Yong, Aidil Sholeh Ali Sadikin 
  • Men’s Doubles: Aaron Chia & Soh Wooi Yik, Man Wei Chong & Tee Kai Wun
  • Women’s Singles: Kisona Selvaduray, Eoon Qi Xuan, K Letshanaa 
  • Women’s Doubles: M Thinaah & Pearly Tan Koong Le, Teoh Mei Xing & Yap Ling 
  • Mixed Doubles: Hoo Pang Ron (23), Cheah Yee See (26), Chen Tang Jie (23), Peck Yen Wei (25)

Stay Tuned

This year’s Thomas & Uber Cups will be held in Aarhus, Denmark, from 9th October to 17th October.

Whereas, Sudirman Cup will be held in Vantaa, Finland, from 26th September to 3rd October.

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