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8th In The World! Lee Zii Jia Ranks Up After Winning The All England Open 2021

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Lee Zii Jia is now ranked eighth in the world after emerging champion in the All England Open 2021!

According to the Badminton World Federation (BWF), the 22-year-old shuttler amassed 12,000 points after beating Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen in the finals (30-29, 20-22, 21-9), bringing his total points to 69,389 accumulated from 25 tournaments played.

Zii Jia had previously entered the top 10 in March 2020.

His victory at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham on 21 March pushed Zii Jia up two places, overtaking Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong (69,270 points) and Wang Tzu-wei of Taiwan (63,393).

Japanese star Kento Momota remains at the top with 109,118 points from 15 tournaments, including 6,600 points from the All England Open, where he was eliminated 16-21, 19-21 by Zii Jia in the quarterfinals, according to BERNAMA.

Danish stars Axelsen (98,486) and Anders Antonsen (94,875) also remain in the top three.

Great job, Zii Jia!

 

Also read: Lee Zii Jia Makes Malaysia Proud As The Champion Of The All England Open 2021!

Source: BWF


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