Lee Zii Jia secured a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Ng Ka Long Angus in the Asian Games 2023 badminton men’s singles competition. After losing the first game, the Malaysian trailed 9-5 in the second but managed a comeback, winning six consecutive points and eventually taking the game 21-15.
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Lee Zii Jia claws back
The decisive third set remained tense, with Lee maintaining a lead despite a spirited challenge from his opponent. Lee’s win sends him to the second round, where he will face Mourinho Zefi Costa Gusmao De Jesus, who had a bye. The match lasted for 62 minutes at Binjiang Gymnasium in Hangzhou.