TOKYO – National men’s singles player Lee Zii Jia has advanced to the knockout stage of the Tokyo Olympics after breezing past France’s Brice Leverdez with a 21-17, 21-5 victory at the Musashino Forest Plaza yesterday (July 28).
He will now face defending champion Chen Long today at 6:15 pm.
If Lee manages to pull off the impossible, he will be going up against Taiwan’s Chou Tien Chen in the quarterfinals on Saturday (July 30).
Lee is the only badminton singles representative for the Tokyo Olympics.
He is aiming to maintain Malaysia’s record of having a finalist in the singles event since the Beijing Olympics.
ALL THE BEST, ZII JIA!
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