ASICS Badminton Championship 2016 (ABC 2016)
It was unfortunate I could not make it to the finals of ASICS Badminton Championship 2016 (ABC 2016) last weekend, but hey, here's a round up of what transpired that day. Malaysian badminton enthusiasts from all walks of life converged at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall for a thrilling finale to ASICS Badminton Championship 2016 (ABC 2016). For the first time, ABC 2016 finals was played on a custom-built badminton arena staged over the shopping mall’s indoor ice skating rink, giving players and spectators alike a unique, one-of-a-kind experience.
|ASICS Badminton Championship 2016 (ABC 2016)|
33 Players into the Finals
ABC 2016 was also held in conjunction with Malaysia’s ‘Hari Sukan Negara 2016’ to promote sporting excellence across all layers of society. The annual badminton tournament is organized for the second consecutive year by ASICS, a true sport performance brand. After an intense and keenly-fought competition, only 33 players went through to qualify into ASICS Badminton Championship 2016 Finals. The atmosphere was electrifying as finalists pitted their badminton skills against one another in a series of high-octane and action-packed matches.
|Players and supporters all geared up to play their best|
The event was officiated by Minister for Youth and Sports YB. Khairy Jamaluddin. “I am pleased that Hari Sukan Negara 2016 continues to draw support from global sporting brand such as ASICS in our efforts to transform Malaysia into a sporting nation. I am certain that the annual ASICS Badminton Championship will provide a competitive platform to identify and groom young Malaysian badminton talents into becoming future world champions,” said Khairy Jamaluddin during the opening ceremony of ASICS Badminton Championship Finals 2016.
|Khairy Jamaluddin at the finals|
ASICS Badminton Championship 2016 (ABC 2016) Results
The final matches were played across seven categories, including: Men's Singles Open, Veteran’s Doubles minimum age of 45 years each, Men's Doubles Open, Men's Doubles U21, Men's Singles U21, Women's Singles Open, Women's Singles U21 and Women’s Doubles Open.
Men’s Singles Open
Champion: Wong Kok Hong
Veteran’s Doubles minimum age of 45 years each
Champion: Ng Inn Sin / Chua Ken Seng
Men's Doubles Open
Ahmad Maziri / Amir
Men's Doubles U21
Champion: Puah Chen Hao / Sharul Shazwan
Men's Singles U21
Champion: Shahrul Shazwan
Women's Singles Open
Champion: Kong Yi Jin
Women’s Doubles Open
Champion: Lim Payee / Lim Phet Zhoon
Congratulations to all the winners of this year's ASICS Badminton Championship. Held at the prominent and popular Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, it's great exposure as many shoppers and supporters alike could catch the finals LIVE.
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