Loh Kean Yew Wins Runner-Up At SEA Games Badminton Final, Makes S’pore Proud Once Again

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Loh Kean Yew Gets Silver Medal After Being Defeated In 2 Sets By Thai Opponent

Going into the 31st SEA Games in Hanoi, Vietnam, national shuttler Loh Kean Yew was top seed in badminton.

This was partly due to his recent stellar achievements in the sport, even becoming World Champion in Dec.

Thus, hopes were high that he could break Singapore’s drought of 39 years without a gold medal.

Ultimately, though, he had to settle for runner-up in the Men’s Singles Badminton finals.

However, with his silver medal, he’s made Singapore proud again.

Loh lost 13-21, 13-21

Loh, who’s currently world No. 10, faced up to Thailand’s Kunlavut Vitidsam – ranked world No. 18 – in the final at the Bac Giang Gymnasium on Sunday (22 May).

He ended up losing in two straight sets of 13-21 and 13-21.

Despite the disappointment, he still snagged a silver medal for Singapore.

Source: Singapore Badminton Association on Facebook

Loh previously won silver in 2019

This isn’t the first time Loh has won silver.

He previously won silver in the 2019 SEA Games, in the same event.

That year, he missed out on gold because he lost to Malaysia’s Lee Zii Jia in the final.

Loh edged exh...

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