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Lee Zii Jia to Take Temporary Break From Badminton to Rediscover His Passion for the Game


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Source: Berita Harian & BWF

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Lee Zii Jia has had a rollercoaster year and after the KAPAL API Group Indonesia Open 2023 today (June 14) where he had his second straight first round loss, he has dropped a bombshell by announcing that he will be taking a temporary break from badminton.

According to the Badminton World Federation (BWF), Lee dropped out of the world Top 10 (to No.11) in men singles after losing out to Lakshya Sen, who was also rebounding from a series of below-par performances due to ill-health, during the Indonesian Open.

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Lee’s body language was said to have been disheartening during the second game as he went down from 21-17 to 21-13 in 33 minutes.


He has since revealed that he’s contemplating a temporary break until he rediscovered his passion for badminton

“Lakshya played very well today.”

“I think for now I will probably temporarily quit badminton. I don’t know how long I will take, but I will quit badminton for a while, until I get motivation again. I will take a break and get rest for a while,” Lee said following the game.

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Lee also doubled down on his need reignite his love for the game.

“Maybe I will stop playing tournaments – I don’t know for how long. I have been considering this for quite long. It’s too much for me on court, I can’t concentrate 100%. It will be good for me to take a break. The priority for me is to find my passion on court. I did well at the Sudirman Cup, but I haven’t done much different after that,” he added.


We genuinely hope that Lee Zii Jia finds what he is looking for and comes back stronger!


Also read: M’sian National Women’s Football Player Signs With New York Dutch Lions FC!

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Source: BWF

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