National badminton player Lee Chong Wei has booked a place in the quarter-final of the Badminton Asia Championships (BAC) after beating Kenta Nishimoto in Wuhan, China today.
The world number one spent 44 minutes to defeat the Japanese 22-20, 21-12 at the Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium and he will meet Chinese Taipei’s Hsu Jen Hao in the next round.
Lee Chong Wei’s victory would now mean that he has a chance of facing Lin Dan in the semi-final of the tournament, should both of them win their quarter-final tie tomorrow.
In other news, Vivian Hoo and Woon Khe Wei advanced to the next round as well after battling out a 16-21 21-14 21-16 victory against China’s Huang Yaqiong and Tang Jinhua. The match lasted for about an hour and fourteen minutes. Things did not turn out so well for Chong Wei Fong as he lost out to Hong Kong’s Angus Ng Ka Long 18-21, 9-21.
Lee Chong Wei defeated Chen Long in 2016 to clinch the gold medal in the BAC.