1 – This is the 1st edition of Badminton Asia Team Championships, organized by the Badminton Asia and equipment sponsored by VICTOR.
2 – 2 countries have earned a medal in both men’s and women’s events. They are Korea, supported and sponsored by VICTOR, and Japan.
8 – The 8 medal winners will be automatically qualified for the BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals taking place in May in Jiangsu, China.
17 – 9 of the world’s top 15 men’s singles players and 8 of women’s top 15, totaling at 17, played in this week for their countries in the inaugural team event.
– Highest string tension requested in the VICTOR Professional Stringing (VPS) stand by Korean singles player Lee Dong Keun who strings his VICTOR MX-80
racket at 33/34 lbs.
38 – The longest rally of the tournament when China’s Luo/Tian won a huge 38-shot rally in the women’s final tie against Japan’s Takahashi/Matsutomo, ended by an unreturnable steep drop shot.
– Malaysia’s 16-year-old Goh Jin Wei, using her VICTOR HX-800
, caused the biggest upset of the tournament when the World Junior Champion stunned world no.11 Chinese Sun Yu, who is ranked 106 places higher, in straight sets in the Group A tie.
387 – Fastest smash speed of the tournament. Ginting Anthony of the men’s champion team Indonesia launched a 387 km/h bomb in the finals against Sho Sasaki. Japan’s second doubles team Fukuman/Yonao hit a female record of 335 km/h.
– The number of VICTOR MASTER ACE
, the Official Shuttlecock of the Badminton Asia Team Championships, consumed for the entire 7-day event by athletes from 26 nations.