KUALA LUMPUR: Lee Zii Jia is delighted to become the national No. 2 men’s singles player within a year. The 19-year-old shuttler made the leap after moving up from No. 240 to No. 62 in the world ranking. Three-time World Championships runner-up Lee Chong Wei still holds the national number one spot at seventh position in
PETALING JAYA, MALAYSIA: Datuk Lee Chong Wei’s wish to win his 100th career final did not materialise when he was dethroned by Viktor Axelsen at the Japan Open. On Sunday, the 34-year-old Lee went down 14-21, 21-19, 14-21 to reigning world champion Axelsen of Denmark in 75 minutes in the men’s singles final in Tokyo.
KUALA LUMPUR: Top seed Madzlan Saibon (pic) delivered the first gold for badminton in the Asean Para Games on Friday. Madzlan who is one of four para shuttlers under the Podium Programme, defeated Truong Ngoc Binh of Vietnam 21-10, 21-10 to win the men’s singles WH2 (impairment in the lower limbs) final at the Axiata