KUALA LUMPUR: National singles shuttler Yang Li Lian has been a straight-A student in all the major examinations.
So, it came as a big surprise when the 20-year-old decided to defer her A-levels in a bid to pass with flying colours on the badminton court instead.
She said it was time for her to concentrate fully on badminton and lift the national women’s singles department out of the doldrums.
Currently, women singles in the country is in a sorry state with only a few good players left in the stable. Besides Li Lian, the others in the team are Tee Jing Yi, Sonia Cheah, Lim Yin Fun and Lim Chiew Sien.
Her move to put badminton in the driving seat has seen immediate results.