Olympic-bound Zii Jia captures Australian Open title after beating Kodai

PETALING JAYA: Top men’s shuttler Lee Zii Jia has bagged his second title of the year after beating Japan’s Kodai Naraoka in the Australian Open final on Sunday (June 16). World No. 8 Zii Jia, who won the Thailand Open this year, blew hot and cold en route to taking down world No. 6 Naraoka 21-19,...

Lee Zii Jia finishes as runner-up in Malaysian Masters

KUALA LUMPUR: Independent men’s singles shuttler Lee Zii Jia has finished as the runner-up in the Malaysian Masters on Sunday (May 26). World No. 10 Zii Jia went down fighting to Denmark’s world No. 1 Viktor Axelsen, 6-21, 22-20, 13-21, in the final in 63 minutes at the Axiata Arena in Bukit Jalil. Despite the defeat, the...

Zii Jia beats Guangzu to reach Thai Open semis

PETALING JAYA: Professional men’s singles shuttler Lee Zii Jia survived a scare before storming into the semi-finals of the Thailand Open in Bangkok on Friday. The world No. 10 triumphed over world No. 19 Lu Guangzu of China 21-13, 16-21, 21-18 in a 66-minute quarter-final clash. This win marks Zii Jia’s fifth victory against Guangzu in seven...

Viktor keeps his duel over Lee under wraps

CHENGDU: Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen does not only want to spill coffee – but anything to do with Lee Zii Jia. The coffee-lover chose to limit his comments on Zii Jia when asked about their expected duel when Malaysia take on Denmark in a mouth-watering battle in a final Group D tie of the Thomas Cup Finals...

Jun Hao stays solid to give M’sia 3-0 lead against Hong Kong

CHENGDU: Men’s singles shuttler Lee Zii Jia gave Malaysia a great start against Hong Kong by beating Lee Cheuk Yiu 21-18, 21-18 in a Group D match in the Thomas Cup Finals on Saturday (April 27). World No. 10 Zii Jia stayed cool in a tight match against world No. 15 Cheuk Yiu to come away...

Rexy: Zii Jia’s decision to train on his own is understandable

PETALING JAYA: Independent men’s singles shuttler Lee Zii Jia’s (pic) decision not to join centralised training with the national team for the Thomas Cup Finals from April 27-May 5 in Chengdu is not ideal for the team’s preparations but national coaching director Rexy Mainaky is staying positive. Team LZJ released a statement yesterday confirming that the...

Zii Jia to undergo own training programme ahead of Thomas Cup

PETALING JAYA: Independent men's singles shuttler Lee Zii Jia will continue with his individual training programme under coach Wong Tat Meng ahead of the Thomas Cup Finals from April 27-May 5 in Chengdu instead of joining with the rest of the team. Team LZJ released a statement on Tuesday (April 16) confirming the matter. "The training programme...

Singles aces in different places

PETALING JAYA: Men’s singles shuttler Lee Zii Jia has officially qualified for the Paris Olympics while Ng Tze Yong’s hopes of making the cut is as good as over. Zii Jia, who is currently in 10th spot in the Race to Paris rankings, is set to make his second appearance in the showpiece event in July. The...