Other than Lee Zii Jia, Tokyo Olympics-bound national shuttlers received the first dose of their COVID-19 vaccination on Tuesday as they prepare for a few more events on the BWF World Tour before the premiere showcase in July.
The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have yet to decide if they will support the new 11x5 scoring system proposed by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) after the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) got a much needed sponsorship boost after they inked a RM55 million deal with Japanese sports manufacturer Yonex-Sunrise.
Badminton fans will be relishing the prospect to catch the upcoming Malaysia Open (May 25-30) in flesh after the Youth and Sports Ministry said it could be possible for fans to attend the much awaited tournament.
The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) are confident of developing a strong level of competition within the national stable and eventually sending a strong representation out to compete at BWF World Tour tournaments.
While the nation revelled at Lee Zii Jia’s success at the All-England Open, there were two other Malaysians who made history by propelling Japan to become the biggest winners at the prestigious tournament.
All-England champion Lee Zii Jia revealed he was so distraught of his poor outing at the Bangkok Tour in January that he lied to his family and skipped Chinese New Year celebrations to train alone.
Lee Zii Jia does not have much time to mull too much over his shortcomings this year, if he intends to make an impact at the upcoming All-England Open (March 17-21), cautioned the tournament’s four-time champion Lee Chong Wei.
National coaching director Wong Choong Hann has tested positive for Covid-19 and will undergo a period of self-isolation ahead of the national contingent's departure for the Asian leg of the BWF World Tour in Thailand on Monday.
National junior development director Misbun Sidek was pleased with his young charges despite a long drought from competitive action at the international stage this year.