2018 Badminton Asia Junior Championships to be held in Mandalay

Badminton players in action during the men’s doubles match.  Photo: Min Htet Aung (Sub printing house)
Badminton players in action during the men’s doubles match. Photo: Min Htet Aung (Sub printing house)

Myanmar will host the Badminton Asia U-17 & U-15 Junior Championships for 2018 in Mandalay City in October. The event will be held at the Mandalarthiri indoor stadium in Chanmyathazi Township from 3 to 10 October, said Dr. Mya Lay Sein, Deputy Minister for Health and Sports, during the successful conclusion of the coordination meeting for hosting the badminton competition, held on 22 September.
The competition is intended to promote the next generation of skilled badminton players. Myanmar has selected 50 shuttlers to represent her in the competition, going up against 420 other badminton players from 15 countries.
The Deputy Minister said Mandalay was selected as the venue to display the city’s ambience and to coax young people into sports rather than stray into drug abuse.
The Myanmar Badminton Federation (MBF) coordinated the International Badminton Championships in the city of Yangon in October last year, with shuttlers from 12 countries. The MBF is collaborating with international badminton federations to host the Badminton Asia U-17 & U-15 Junior Championships 2018 for the first time in Mandalay. —Min Htet Aung (Sub printing house)72

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