PETALING JAYA: Olympic Games champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark is standing by Malaysian No. 1 shuttler Lee Zii Jia on the latter’s resolution to show skilled.
Zii Jia has resigned from the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) and needs to proceed his journey as an impartial participant.
The nationwide physique will decide on Friday whether or not to offer Zii Jia their full blessing or to serve him a sanction.
Axelsen mentioned Zii Jia has the best to decide on his personal profession path.
“If a participant, in this case Lee Zii Jia, feels it’s greatest for him to comply with one other path the place he’s extra impartial as a participant, then in my opinion, that’s what he ought to do,” mentioned Axelsen on his social media platform.
“Having performed towards Zii Jia quite a few occasions, I’m positive that it doesn’t matter what, he’ll proceed to do every part he can to supply good outcomes and proceed to do his greatest to make Malaysians, and everybody who helps him, proud.
“He will know what’s greatest proper now and I’m trying ahead to having many extra thrilling encounters towards him. It’s not my enterprise, however I simply wished to share my ideas.”
Axelsen is at the moment coaching on his personal in Dubai with a number of gamers, together with reigning world champion Loh Kean Yew. Both Denmark and Singapore haven’t stopped these gamers from taking part in in worldwide tournaments however as an alternative, had given them their blessing.
By overtly throwing his help, the Dane could also be even open to an concept for Zii Jia to join him in Dubai as an impartial participant and revel in high quality sparring classes forward of main tournaments.