Zii Jia appointed 100Plus ambassador


THE No 1 men’s national singles badminton player Lee Zii Jia (picture; left) received a timely boost in his pursuit to attain world’s top 10 ranking this year when he was appointed as ambassador for 100Plus, the No 1 isotonic drink in Malaysia.

The 21-year-old shuttler from Kedah hoped with the cooperation and support from 100Plus, he could produce better results this season.

“Thank you Badminton Association of Malaysia and 100Plus for choosing me as 100Plus ambassador. With the cooperation, I hope to be more focused in training and create some new upsets.

“I am certain in the coming championships, I will be more confident in my game. I do not want to disappoint my sponsor,” he said when signing the agreement with 100Plus for two years.

Besides being appointed as 100Plus ambassador, Lee also received a RM10,000 incentive from 100Plus for winning the gold medal in the men’s singles at the 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines.

In another development, Lee was given a tough draw at the Malaysia Masters 2020 when he is down to meet world No 4, Anders Antosen, in his opening match.

Lee lost to the Danish player in their two earlier encounters. He hoped the home ground advantage and the 100Plus boost would see him prevail over the tournament’s third seed.

The Malaysia Masters 2020 starts today until Sunday at Axiata Arena, in Kuala Lumpur Sports City.