Badminton: Women's doubles shuttler Lee Meng Yean quits BAM


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PETALING JAYA: Women's doubles shuttler Lee Meng Yean has become the latest national team member to quit the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM).

The national body, in a statement, announced that the 27-year-old, who represented the country at the Tokyo Olympics last year, had parted ways with the national team on Saturday (Jan 29) and thanked her for 14 years of service.

"The BAM confirms that women’s doubles player, Lee Meng Yean will not be with the national team, effective Jan 29, 2022," said BAM in a statement posted on their social media platforms.

"Meng Yean was part of the Sudirman Cup 2021 team that won bronze in Vantaa, Finland last year and competed at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

"The BAM wishes to express its gratitude to Meng Yean for her contributions to the national team, as she leaves with the best wishes of everyone at the Association."

Unlike national No. 1 Lee Zii Jia, Meng Yean's departure did not come as much surprise.

Meng Yean has been struggling to make an impact since joining forces with Yap Cheng Wen.

Meng Yean had been forced to start afresh after long-time partner Chow Mei Kuan hung up her racket following the Tokyo Olympics in August last year.

The duo were ranked a career-best 10th in early 2021.

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