Aaron Chia/Soh Wooi Yik, Lee Zii Jia Enter All England Quarters

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Aaron Chi/Soh Wooi Yik advance to the 2024 All England quarter-finals. (photo: Shi Tang/Getty Images)
Aaron Chi/Soh Wooi Yik advance to the 2024 All England quarter-finals. (photo: Shi Tang/Getty Images)

Birmingham: Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik, Malaysia’s world number 5 pair, lived up to expectations and showed remarkable resilience by triumphing over Taiwan’s world number 39 duo, Chang Ko-Chi and Po Li-Wei, with a score of 21-18, 24-22 in a 46-minute encounter.

Highlights of Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik vs. Chang Ko-Chi and Po Li-Wei in the 2024 All England second round:

Chia and Soh will take on world number 9 Muhammad Shohibul Fikri and Bagas Maulana of Indonesia on Friday.

In men’s singles, world number 10 Lee Zii Jia continued his winning streak in the All England Championship campaign after defeating former world champion from Singapore, Loh Kean Yew, in the second round.

In the clash at Utilita Arena, Birmingham, Lee displayed positive gameplay to defeat the 2021 world champion 21-15, 21-12 in just 33 minutes, thereby securing a slot in the quarter-finals.

Highlights of Lee Zii Jia vs. Loh Kean Yew in the 2024 All England second round:

This marks Lee’s fourth consecutive victory and overall sixth win over the world number 11 player in their last eight encounters.

In Friday’s quarterfinal stage, Lee Zii Jia, who won the All England title in 2021, will face India’s world no. 18 Lakshya Sen in the quarter-finals.

Meanwhile, world number 15 women’s doubles pair Pearly Tan and Thinaah Muralitharan pulled off the biggest surprise of the day by beating world number 1 Chen Qing Chen and Jia Yi Fan 22-20, 21-16.

Tan and Muralitharan will play world number 11 Rena Miyaura and Ayako Sakuramoto of Japan in the quarter-finals.

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