Allianz young winners served with bonus ‘gift’


A job well done: The winners of the Allianz Junior Badminton Championships posing for a photograph.

PETALING JAYA: The young winners of the Allianz Junior Badminton Championships (AJBC) were all smiles.

Besides prizes, all the champions have won the right to participate in a four-week intensive training programme under the Allianz Elite Camp.

Razeeq Danial of SMK Taman Jasmin 2 Kajang (boys’ singles Under-15) and Mohd Ilham Ikhwan of SMK Sultan Sulaiman (boys’ singles Under-13) were among those who emerged victorious in the Grand Finals yesterday at Stadium Juara in Bukit Kiara.

The girls’ singles Under-15 title went to Teh Xin Ying from SMK Seri Bintang Selatan while Low Zi Yu from SJKC Li Chi of Johor won the girls’ singles Under-13 crown.

The Grand Finals featured 151 qualifiers from four categories (boy’s singles, boy’s doubles, girl’s singles, and girl’s doubles) in the Under-13 and under-15 age groups, which previously competed at qualifying rounds held at seven locations around peninsular Malaysia between July and November.

The winners took home RM1,000, the runners-up pocketed RM500 and the third and fourth finishers received RM200.

The four-week training is focused on helping players improve their skills and technique and to better equip them towards becoming well-rounded professional badminton players.

“I would like to congratulate our 12 remarkable champions. With AJBC, our goal was to provide aspiring young shuttlers with a viable platform and access to age-level tournaments that would allow them to gain valuable experience,” said Allianz Malaysia Berhad chief executive officer Sean Wang.

“But we know winning the tournament wasn’t enough, so we are delighted to announce the Allianz Elite Camp, which we hope will be a unique experience.”

RESULTS

Grand Finals

Under-15

Boys’ singles: Razeeq Danial (SMK Taman Jasmin 2 Kajang) bt Wong Jia Lun (KL) 21-14, 21-13.

Boys’ doubles: Loh Chee Kiat (SMJK Yuk Choy)-Muhammad Amzar (SMK Seri Manjung) bt Kevin Leow (SMK Seri Perling)-Siau Yu Hang (SMK Pekan Nanas) 14-21, 21-11, 26-24.

Girls’ singles: Teh Xin Ying (SMK Seri Bintang Selatan) bt Ng Hui Min (SMJK Jit Sin) 22-20, 21-9.

Girls’ doubles: Teh Xin Ying-Lee Weng Yan (SMK Seri Bintang Selatan) bt Nurin Zahirah (SM Dato Syed Omar)-Rachel Tan (SM Sin Min) 21-13, 20-22, 22-20.

Under-13

Boys’ singles: Muhammad Ilham Ikhwan (SMK Sultan Sulaiman) bt Khashah Khairul Azlan (SK Kubang Kerian 1) 21-19, 18-21, 21-18.

Boys’ doubles: Chin Tze Hao (Foon Yew High School)-K. Kartik (SMK Tun Perak) bt Albee Loh (Foon Yew High School)-Muhammad Akif (SM Sultan Abdul Jalil Kluang) 21-18, 18-21, 21-15.

Girls’ singles: Low Zi Yu (SJKC Li Chi) bt Mirza Batrisyia (SK Pawang Nong) 21-17, 21-12.

Girls’ doubles: Low Zi Yu (SJKC Li Chi)-Auni Fatihin (SK Kangkar Pulai 2) bt Teoh Sue Mei (SMJK Chong Hwa Gombak)-Wong Au Mel (SMK Bukit Jalil) 19-21, 21-10, 21-13.

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