Badminton: Lee Chong Wei checks into last eight of Asia C'ships

Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia eyes a return against Kenta Nishimoto of Japan during their men's singles second round match at the 2017 Badminton Asia Championships in Wuhan, in central China's Hubei province on April 27, 2017.
Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia eyes a return against Kenta Nishimoto of Japan during their men's singles second round match at the 2017 Badminton Asia Championships in Wuhan, in central China's Hubei province on April 27, 2017.PHOTO: AFP

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) - Malaysian ace Lee Chong Wei continued his smashing form in the Badminton Asia Championships by advancing to the quarter-finals at the Wuhan Sports Centre Gymnasium in China on Thursday.

The world No. 1 and defending champion only took 44 minutes to send Japanese shuttler Kenta Nishimoto packing, winning 22-20, 21-12 in the second round of the men's singles.