Zii Jia skips Commonwealth Games to prepare for world meet

22/6/2022 6:03:00 PM

Zii Jia skips Commonwealth Games to prepare for world meet

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Zii Jia skips Commonwealth Games to prepare for world meet

PETALING JAYA: Lee Zii Jia has chosen to skip the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham to focus on the World Championships .

Zii Jia said a hectic badminton season had prompted him to miss his Commonwealth Games debut.“I’m grateful for the opportunity to represent Malaysia in the Commonwealth Games but I’ve to humbly turn it down,” said the independent shuttler.Zii Jia reached the semi-finals of the Indonesian Open last week and is preparing for Malaysian and Singapore Opens.

“The season has been hectic, and I would rather prepare myself to be in the best condition for the World Championships,” he said in an interview with Astro Arena.

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Zii Jia said a hectic badminton season had prompted him to miss his Commonwealth Games debut. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to represent Malaysia in the Commonwealth Games but I’ve to humbly turn it down,” said the independent shuttler. The Danish Olympic champion said this was clear after he had to slog for one hour and 10 minutes to beat Zii Jia 19-21, 21-11, 23-21 in the Indonesia Open semi-finals at Istora Senayan Stadium in Jakarta last Saturday. Zii Jia reached the semi-finals of the Indonesian Open last week and is preparing for Malaysian and Singapore Opens. He said the selection of professionals did not mean that BAM was bypassing players under the parent body, but rather it was the best selection on merit based on the present group of shuttlers. “The season has been hectic, and I would rather prepare myself to be in the best condition for the World Championships,” he said in an interview with Astro Arena. “Zii Jia was the one who pushed me the most in Indonesia. Article type: free . He is a great player and everybody knows that.