Sung Goes 9-1 in 2016, Will Return to India for New Team Event


A new team tournament, “Badminton Asia Team Championships” will be staged in the week of February 15th in Hyderbad, India. Team VICTOR players Sung Ji Hyun and Jung Kyung Eun/Shin Seung Chan, who just lifted the trophies at India’s Grand Prix Gold Syed Modi International Badminton Championships on Sunday, will hopefully lead Korean women’s team to the first honor.
Badminton Asia Team Championships  Badminton Asia Team Championships
The Badminton Asia Team Championships 2016 is a new event organized by the Badminton Asia (formerly known as the Badminton Asia Confederation) with 14 participating countries in 2016, using the format of the Thomas and Uber Cup in hopes of creating more team-based playing opportunities and to develop badminton as a whole in Asia. VICTOR is honored to become the official equipment, outfitter, and the official shuttlecock (VICTOR MASTER ACE) of the inaugural edition.
Sung, Korea’s leading women’s singles player, is off to another great start to the season. She has gone 9-1 after making the semis at the VICTOR FAR EAST Malaysia Masters and going on to win last week’s Syed Modi Championships in Lucknow. Last year, Sung opened her season also with a win at the German Open G.P. Gold.
Her teammates Jung and Shin, #TheRealDeal in Denmark last season, took the women’s doubles title.
Winning in India isn’t something new to Jung. The 25-year-old Masan native won her first career Superseries tournament in New Delhi at the 2012 India Open with Kim Ha Na.
The Korean women’s team will be seeded third after China and Japan at the Asian Team Championships. The draw will be made on Tuesday.
Syed Modi badminton, Tan Wee Kiong, Goh V Shem
Unseeded duo, VICTOR Malaysian team marquee players Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong upset 4th seeds Ko Sung Hyun/Shin Baek Choel (who will be featured on the Korean men’s team at the Asian Team Championships), 6th seeds Ivanov/Sozonov, and top seeds Boe/Mogensen to earn their biggest title as a pair on Sunday as well.
Final Results of Syed Modi International Championships GPG 2016:
Syed Modi badminton
Syed Modi badminton, Ashwini Ponnappa
Team VICTOR's Indian doubles no.1 Ashwini Ponnappa made her second straight semifinal showing with partner Jwala Gutta at the 2016 Syed Modi International Championships in Lucknow, India.
( Edit by VICTOR Badminton )