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Lee Zii Jia wins Badminton Asia Championships 2022 men’s singles title

Who will be crowned Asia’s best badminton players? We shall discover at the conclusion of the Badminton Asia Championships 2022.

Hosted by Manila from April 25 till May 1, the Badminton Asia Championships 2022 is the first of a series of high stake tournaments, which also include the Thomas and Uber Cups and the Southeast Asian Games, awaiting Malaysian competitors. Held concurrently as the European Championships sought to determine the best of the continent, the Badminton Asia Championships 2022 witnesses the convergence of Asia’s top players in a knock-out format. A sign of the gravity of this competition as well as the gruelling schedule ahead, the majority of the players opted to excuse themselves from various tournaments in the lead-up to Asia’s premiere individual event. Here’s hoping a deserved rest and proper preparation will serve up nail-biting actions. 

Malaysians seeded in the Badminton Asia Championships 2022:

Malaysia’s No. 1 men’s singles Lee Zii Jia is seeded third in this tournament that also sees the participation of top seed and world No. 2 Kento Momota and Singapore’s Penang-born 2021 world champion Loh Kean Yew, who is seeded sixth. 

The country boasts three seeded pairs in men’s doubles, with Tokyo Olympics bronze medallists Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik fifth and Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi sixth. Eighth seeds Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzudin are in tremendous form having conquered German Open 2022 and were a whisker away from winning the Swiss Open 2022.

Pearly Tan-M Thinaah are seeded seventh in women’s doubles, while Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing who recently broke their five-year title drought at the Korea Open are seeded seventh in mixed doubles, ahead of Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai who are seeded eighth. 

Malaysian badminton men's singles Ng Tze Yong
Ng Tze Yong (Image credit: Shi Tang/Getty Images)

Who do Malaysian badminton players face in the Badminton Asia Championships 2022?

In the opening round of men’s singles, Lee Zii Jia takes on Sun Feixiang. Liew Daren faces Heo Kwang-hee, while Ng Tze Yong is eyeing a major upset having been drawn against 2021 World Championships runner-up Srikanth Kidambi. Aidil Sholeh is set to play Wang Tzu-wei.

In women’s singles, S Kisona meets Yeung Sum Yee, while several other Malaysian representatives have entered the qualifying rounds for a potential spot in the main draw.

In men’s doubles, Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik vie with He Jiting-Zhou Haodong, Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi face Chang Tak Ching-Yeung Ming Nok. Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzudin are set to play Solomon Jr. Padiz-Julius Villabrille, while Man Wei Chong-Tee Kai Wun duel with Weeraphat Phokjarung-Wongsathorn Thongkham.

Four Malaysian pairs are in contention for women’s doubles. Pearly Tan-M Thinaah meet Simran Singhi-Ritika Thaker, while Vivian Hoo-Lim Chiew Sien take on No. 6 seeds Jongkolphan Kititharakul-Rawinda Prajongjai. Anna Cheong-Teoh Mei Xing are drawn against K Ashwini Bhat-Shikha Gautam. Low Yeen Yuan-Valeree Siow face Rin Iwanaga-Kie Nakanishi.

In mixed doubles, Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing kickstart their odyssey against Kim Won-ho-Jeong Na-eun, while compatriots Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai hope for plain sailing in their match against Bahaedeen Ahmad Alshannik-Domou Amro. Hoo Pang Ron-Cheah Yee See take on Feng Yanzhe-Lin Fangling, while Chen Tang Jie-Peck Yen Wei are up against Solomon Jr. Padiz-Eleanor Christine Inlayo. 

April 26 (round of 32)

Mixed doubles: Chen Tang Jie-Peck Yen Wei defeated Solomon Padiz-Eleanor Inlayo 21-10, 21-16; Feng Yan Zhe-Lin Fang Ling defeated Hoo Pang Ron-Cheah Yee See 21-23, 21-12, 22-20; Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai defeated Bahaedeen Alshannik-Domou Amrou 21-9, 21-9; Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing defeated Kim Wonho-Jeong Na Eun 19-21, 21-8, 21-11.

Men’s doubles: Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik defeated He Ji Ting-Zhou Hao Dong 18-21, 21-12, 21-18; Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin defeated Solomon Jr Padiz-Julius Villabrille 21-9, 21-14; Man Wei Chong-Tee Kai Wun defeated Weeraphat Phakjarung-Wongsathorn Thongkham 21-16, 17-21, 21-12; Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi defeated Chang Tak Ching-Yeung Ming Nok 21-18, 21-17.

April 27 (round of 32)

Women’s doubles: Anna Cheong-Teoh Mei Xing defeated Ashwini Bhat K-Shikha Gautam 21-19, 21-12; Jongkolphan Kititharakul-Rawinda Prajongjai defeated Vivian Hoo-Lim Chiew Sien 21-10, 21-13; Pearly Tan-M Thinaah defeated Simran Singhi-Ritika Thaker 21-15, 21-11; Rin Iwanaga-Kie Nakanishi defeated Low Yeen Yuan-Valeree Siow 21-19, 21-13.

Men’s singles: Wang Tzu Wei defeated Aidil Sholeh 21-14, 9-21, 21-18; Liew Daren defeated Heo Kwanghee 8-21, 21-10, 21-15; Lee Zii Jia defeated Sun Fei Xiang 19-21, 21-14, 21-14; Kidambi Srikanth defeated Ng Tze Yong 22-20, 21-15.

Women’s singles: S Kisona defeated Yeung Sum Yee 21-10, 22-20; Wen Chi Hsu defeated Tan Zhing Yi 21-7, 21-10.

April 28 (round of 16)

Mixed doubles: Wang Yi Lyu-Huang Dong Ping defeated Chen Tang Jie-Peck Yen Wei 21-9, 21-19; Yuki Kaneko-Misaki Matsutomo defeated Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai 21-19, 16-21, 21-13; Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing defeated Ishaan Bhatnagar-Tanisha Crasto 21-18, 21-18.

Men’s doubles: Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin defeated Kang Minhyuk-Kim Wonho 21-17, 21-17; Man Wei Chong-Tee Kai Wun defeated Christian Bernardo-Paul Pantig 21-7, 21-12; Pramudya Kusumawardana-Yeremia Rambitan defeated Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi 21-16, 18-21, 21-16; Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik defeated Danny Chrisnanta-Andy Kwek 21-16, 21-19.

Women’s doubles: Chen Qing Chen-Jia Yi Fan defeated Anna Cheong-Teoh Mei Xing 21-18, 21-16; Pearly Tan-M Thinaah defeated Yeung Nga Ting-Yeung Pui Lam 21-13, 23-21.

Women’s singles: He Bing Jiao defeated S Kisona 21-18, 21-14.

Men’s singles: Jonatan Christie defeated Liew Daren 21-14, 13-21, 21-19; Lee Zii Jia defeated Shesar Rhustavito 21-14, 22-20.

April 29 (quarter-finals)

Men’s doubles: Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin defeated Ren Xiang Yu-Tan Qiang 21-19, 21-14; Fajar Alfian-Rian Ardianto defeated Man Wei Chong-Tee Kai Wun 21-16, 21-16; Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik defeated Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty 12-21, 21-14, 21-16.

Men’s singles: Lee Zii Jia defeated Kanta Tsuneyama 21-13, 21-11.

Mixed doubles: Yuta Watanabe-Arisa Higashino defeated Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing 21-18, 21-5. 

Women’s doubles: Yuki Fukushima-Sayaka Hirota defeated Pearly Tan-M Thinaah M 14-21, 21-19, 21-16.

April 30 (semi-finals)

Men’s doubles: Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik defeated Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin 21-13, 21-15.

Men’s singles: Lee Zii Jia defeated Weng Hong Yang 21-11, 21-19.

May 1 (finals)

Men’s doubles: Pramudya Kusumawardana-Yermia Rambitan defeated Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik 23-21, 21-10.

Men’s singles: Lee Zii Jia defeated Jonatan Christie 21-17, 23-21.

Lee Zii Jia broke Malaysia’s six-year drought for a men’s singles title at the Badminton Asia Championships.

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Hero and feature images: Adrian DENNIS / AFP

Justin Ng
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