Lee Zii Jia

Professional badminton player

 

The world number three shuttler has his eye on rising to the top

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Fearless on and off the court, Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Zii Jia became a household name after being crowned All England champ in 2021, which saw him rose to number 10 in world rankings. Other notable triumphs include clinching the gold at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games and the 2022 Asian Championships.

In January 2022, the 24-year-old made headlines again when he made the decision to leave the national squad to pursue a career as an independent, gaining support from his hero Datuk Lee Chong Wei and reigning champ Victor Axelsen, who also parted ways with his own national team following his win at the Tokyo 2020 Games.

Lee started playing badminton when he was six years old, after his father, a former basketball player, introduced him to the game. Finding that he excelled at the sport, he entered and won several under-12 competitions and was subsequently drafted into the Bukit Jalil Sports School. He has been trained by various coaches including former national badminton champions Datuk Misbun Sidek and Datuk Tey Seu Bock.

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Awards


2021

All-England Open Badminton Championship - Winner

2019

Southeast Asia Games - Gold

2016

World Junior Championships –Mixed Team– Silver

2016

World Junior Championships –Singles – Bronze

Did You Know?


Lee Zii Jia and entrepreneur Bryan Loo developed Urban Wallstreet, a bidding platform for in-demand sneakers, streetwear and other collectibles.

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