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Lee Zii Jia in action in today’s semi-final match of the All England against Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen at Arena Birmingham. REUTERS PIC
Lee Zii Jia in action in today’s semi-final match of the All England against Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen at Arena Birmingham. REUTERS PIC

KUALA LUMPUR: Lee Zii Jia can stand proud of his achievement at the All England despite his semi-final defeat today.

The World No 13 fought tooth-and-nail before losing 17-21, 21-13, 21-19 to former world champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in 73 minutes

In the deciding game, Zii Jia committed a foul when the score was tight at 19-19 before his World No 7 opponent close the match to reach the final.

Zii Jia’s performance on his debut in Birmingham augurs well ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.

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