Lee rues missed chances to strike double gold

Ak Fauzi Pg Salleh

NOBEL Lee believes that he could have done better at the Queensland Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) State Championship in Australia on Sunday.

The Busiido BJJ Club purple belt holder bagged gold medal in Masters No-Gi event and silver medal in the Gi event – an improvement from two bronze medals he recorded at the same tournament two years ago.

Lee felt that he could have won gold in the Gi event and was left rueing missed chances of submitting his opponent in the final.

“I'm not entirely satisfied with the silver medal in the Gi as I had two submission attempts but failed to capitalise on them,” Lee told BruSports News on Tuesday.

“I ended up losing the final by two points but in hindsight this helps me to identify areas which I need to work on leading into the World Masters in August.

Nobel Lee on the podium finishing with silver in the Gi event at the Queensland BJJ State Championship on Sunday. Picture: Courtesy of Nobel Lee

“The Queensland BJJ State Championship is the biggest comp in the state with over 500 competitors,” he added.

“I knew the level of competition in my division was going to be tough and I would need to be at my best.

“So I've had to step up my training over the last few months with a lot more focus on sparring and getting more mat time while training five to six sessions weekly.

“I'll be competing again on 22 July at the Copa De Hong Kong. So I'll use this comp as the last stepping stone before I head to Vegas,” concluded Lee.

Lee will be joined by head coach Ahmad Faez Anuar and Abi Umamah Ali at the World Masters in Las Vegas next month.


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