The Malaysian Games (SUKMA) final on Saturday is set to feature high quality action as some of the country's brightest prospects, including Ng Tze Yong and Tee Kai Wun, aim for gold in their respective disciplines.
Top seeded Ng had no problems picking apart his national team-mate Aidil Sholeh 21-14, 21-15 to reach the men’s singles final for an appetising showdown against second seeded Leong Jun Hao.
The 21-year-old Johorean is the star attraction of this national affair, having surpassed all odds to take silver at the Commonwealth Games last month.
The women’s singles is also set to be a tasty affair.
Selangor's Siti Nurshuhaini had to battle for three games before overcoming Amanda Yap 15-21, 21-11, 21-13 in 39 minutes.
She next plays another rising star of the state, K.Letshanaana, who dumped out fourth seeded Tan Zhing Yi 22-20, 21-17.
Letshaana had mounted comebacks in both games to win the closely fought encounter, leaving her crestfallen opponent in tears afterwards.
“Me and Siti have played each other on numerous occasions during my time with the national team. It will be a proud moment as both of us are from Selangor, but I will go all out to win gold,” Letshaana told Stadium Astro.
The 19-year-old has been one of the standouts, reaching the final in her first tournament in nine months.
Tee, meanwhile, could be the biggest winner with two gold medals on Saturday after he reached both the men’s and mixed doubles final.
The Malacca-born booked his first final with Toh Ee Wei after the pair outclassed Owen Ting-Wong Ling Ching 21-13, 21-7.
The Chinese Taipei champion later teamed up with Tan Kok Xian to beat Muhammad Nuraidil-Muhammad Nurfirdaus 21-16, 21-14 in the men’s doubles.
The pair will contest against Johor's Lwi Sheng Hao-Yap Roy King for gold.
Fans can come watch the final at the Axiata Arena in Bukit Jalil.