Rising Malaysian badminton star Lee Zii Jia will be one of the country’s two flag-bearers at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Photo: AFP
Rising Malaysian badminton star Lee Zii Jia will be one of the country’s two flag-bearers at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Photo: AFP

Malaysia pins hopes on badminton star Lee Zii Jia to win its first Olympic gold medal

  • The 23-year-old won the All England Open in March and is seen as a medal contender in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
  • He has been compared to legendary Malaysian shuttler Lee Chong Wei, who won three silver Olympic medals and retired in 2019

Rising Malaysian badminton star Lee Zii Jia will be one of the country’s two flag-bearers at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Photo: AFP
Rising Malaysian badminton star Lee Zii Jia will be one of the country’s two flag-bearers at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Photo: AFP
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