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LOH KEAN YEW BECOMES FIRST S’POREAN BADMINTON WORLD CHAMPION

Singaporean badminton player Loh Kean Yew became the first Singaporean to win the BWF World Championship after beating India’s Kidambi Srikanth on 19 December.

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Loh becomes the first Singaporean to make it this far in the World Championships while his Indian counterpart Kidambi is also the first Indian to make it to the finals.

The Singaporean shuttler is the first Singaporean to win a medal at the championships as well, with his Gold medal marking the best-ever finish for a Singaporean at the event.

He had beaten world number three Anders Antonsen, world number one Viktor Axelsen, and India’s HS Prannoy along the way to glory.

The match started last night at around 9.50pm and finished at around 10.40pm, with Loh winning the first two sets 21-15 and 22-20.

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Loh also won the BWF World Tour Super 500 title back in November, besting Lee Zijia from Malaysia, who was the world number 8.

Images source: BWF – Badminton World Federation Facebook

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