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The Badminton Asia Championships (the new name used for the first time in 2007 edition, formerly known as Asian Badminton Championships) is a tournament organized by the Badminton Asia to crown the best badminton players in Asia.
The tournament started in 1962 and is held annually since 1991. The event had been played rotated between team and individual competitions before the team event nulled since 1994.
However the 2003 event lifted some controversy when China decided to pull out from the tournament at the last minute. Headcoach Li Yongbo said the tournament did not award any ranking points for 2004 Summer Olympics event and wanted to give the players more time to rest. Some of the top players also willing to pull out from the tournament since the competitiveness of the event was low.
Badminton Asia Championships Wikipedia
The table below gives an overview of all host cities and countries of the Asia Championships.
Men's team competition started in 1962 and last played in 1993. In 2016, Badminton Asia decided to create a new men's and women's team championships which also serves as qualification tournament for the Thomas and Uber Cups Finals. Another new team tournament using mixed team format, named as Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships, was initiated in 2017.
List of players who have won Asia Championships and also (sometimes later) won the BWF World Championships to become both the Asian Champion and World Champion.
Below is the list of the most ever successful players in the Badminton Asia Championships, with 3 or more gold medals.
MS: Men's singles; WS: Women's singles; MD: Men's doubles; WD: Women's doubles; XD: Mixed doubles
Below is the gold medalists shown based by category and countries. China has been the most successful in the Asia Championships. They were the only country ever to achieve a shutout of the medals which they did in 2011.
BOLD means overall winner of that Asia Championships