July 14, 2024

The HERSTORY FITFEST x GLY 3V3 BADMINTON TOURNAMENT 2024 concluded successfully on 3rd March at the Sports Hub in Austin Heights, Johor Bahru, with badminton players from Segamat emerging as the biggest winner!

The HERSTORY FITFEST x GLY 3V3 BADMINTON TOURNAMENT 2024 received enthusiastic responses, with 81 teams comprising over 300 participants registering for the event. The two-day event also attracted around 2000 spectators, all united in their concern for women’s health and wellness. Whether it was the 3v3 badminton matches or the Health and Wellness Carnival zone, the event presented a bustling and lively atmosphere, with a continuous stream of activities for all to enjoy.

Players from Johor Bahru, including Shyu Hao Zhe, Chang Wee Loon, and reserve player Chow Tatt Yong, teamed up with Kaw Meng Wei and Syed Haniff bin Syed Mustafa to form the “SCBC” and “Segamat City BC” teams respectively, emerged as the champions in both the mixed and men’s categories after intense competition. On the other hand, the youth 3v3 champion was clenched by “KHBC”, made up by Tan Jia Le, Siau Yu Hang, Chen Jia Le, and Yew Jun An.

Olympic Swimmer Welson Sim’s discreet participation became a highlight of the event

The HERSTORY FITFEST x GLY 3V3 BADMINTON TOURNAMENT 2024 not only received enthusiastic support from local badminton players from Johor, Kuala Lumpur, Perak, and other states, but also attracted foreign players from Singapore, and China. Malaysia Olympic swimmer, Welson Sim, who is also a badminton enthusiast, also participated in the event as a player and made it into the semi-finals, adding to the event’s highlights. Many spectators seized the rare chance to snap photos with him.

As the initiator of the GLY 3V3 BADMINTON TOURNAMENT, Olympic silver medalist Goh Liu Ying said, “The participants in this competition come from diverse backgrounds, including seasoned badminton players, outstanding amateur players, and newcomers who simply want to support this event. Regardless of their backgrounds, seeing everyone gather on the court because of their love for badminton and their support for public health and wellness brings me joy and fulfillment.”

Celebrities Gather to Support Women’s Health and Wellness

To support this initiative for women’s health and wellness, artiste Jaspers Lai, showed up at the event dressed as the popular online personality “Yagood”, receiving applause upon arrival. Later, “Yagood” slipped into the audience area, joining them in watching the exciting matches.

Goh Liu Ying, together with world diving champion Cheong Jun Hoong, singer Nicole Lai, and actress Mawar Rashid, performed the HERSTORY theme song “HERSTORY” as HERSTORY’s ambassadors, conveying the spirit of safeguarding women’s health and wellness through music.

The event concluded with Goh Liu Ying, Nicole Lai, and internet content creators, Kevin Ong (from 3P) and Tick Lim, joining the champions of the three categories in an exciting and joyful 3v3 badminton match. Goh led the game with several impromptu plays, changing the rules to a 5v5 format at one point and creating opportunities for opponent Kevin Ong to smash consecutively. After the valiant challenge, Kevin Ong finally turned to Goh’s teammate, Tick Lim, asking to switch positions to enter the “rest area,” eliciting laughter from the audience.

Starting from women’s health and wellness, gathering supplies to spread love 

HERSTORY organizing committee chairman Mr. Allen Beh stated, “This year Herstory Health and Wellness Day and Herstory FitFest received strong support from government agencies, hospital and doctors, entrepreneurs, and others. They have generously contributed funds and efforts to promote women’s health care. Whether it’s the meticulously crafted Health Corridor or the free screenings on-site, all are aimed at providing attendees with better knowledge and experience in health care.” He also added that the event attracted nearly 2,000 attendees and provided care supplies, vision, and dental check services to 200 underprivileged families and orphans, making this year’s Herstory Fitfest particularly meaningful.

Guests at the event included HERSTORY co-founder Datuk Wira (Dr) Calvin Khiu, and Austin Heights Group Director Chong Khai Siang, as well as Johor Youth and Sports Department deputy director Mohd Mazlan Anis.

The total prize money for the HERSTORY FITFEST x GLY 3V3 BADMINTON TOURNAMENT 2024 exceeded RM10,000, including RM2,000 for the champions, RM1,000 for the runners-up, and RM300 for the second runners-up teams. Winners also received prizes such as medals and certificates.