Loh Kean Yew

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    LOH Kean Yew (Chinese: 骆建贤)

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    Born: 26 June 1997 (age 22 years), Penang, Malaysia
    Height: 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
    Weight: 68 kg (150 lb)
    Handedness: Right
    Nationality: Singaporean

    Current ranking: 31 (27 August 2019)
    Highest ranking: 31

    Personal Life
    Born in Penang, Malaysia, Loh is the youngest son and has three elder brothers. He played badminton briefly at age seven in primary school and dropped the sport when he was bullied. He picked up badminton again at nine and within six months, he was in the Penang state team. In 2010, a year after his third brother Loh Kean Hean came to Singapore, although reluctant to leave his hometown, he moved to Singapore at the age of 13 after he received the Foreign Sports Scholarship from the Singapore Badminton Association (SBA), and was educated at the Singapore Sports School. His goal is to win an Olympic Gold Medal for Singapore. His brother, Loh Kean Hean is also a member of the Singapore national badminton team. One of his brothers still lives with their parents in Penang.


    Career

    Loh represented Singapore in the Southeast Asian Games, where he was the bronze medallists in the men's singles event in 2015 and in the men's team in 2015 and 2017. He also won the Singapore International tournament in 2014 and 2017 and Malaysia International in 2017. He competed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.

    In 2019, he shocked many in the Thailand Masters where he won against China's Zhou Zeqi, Zhao Junpeng, Taiwan's Wang Tzu-wei before advancing to the semifinals. He took the semifinals against Brice Leverdez in an eventual 2-1 win. He proceeded to the finals, and was up against Chinese superstar Lin Dan. Loh managed to beat the Olympic gold medallist with a score of 21-19, 21-18 to take home the gold medal.

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    He is going to cause a riot in Malaysia if and when he starts getting to the semifinals of the big tour events. LOL.

    People will ask BAM "how can like that one? Lose talent to Singapore......" :D
     
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    Singapore has been willing to spend time and resources to nurture talent.

    Remember he was only 13 years old and Singapore has to be very patient to get results. His scholarship enabled him to continue with his education and he was supposedly admitted to study in a polytechnic before he decided to devote himself to becoming a full time professional. He could go back to studies later when he wins an Olympic gold for Singapore. :)

    But Singapore also nurtured ZBW when she was only about 13 y.o. In the end we lost her.
     
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    Badminton: Loh Kean Yew upsets world No. 11 Angus Ng at Chinese Taipei Open
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    Singapore shuttler Loh Kean Yew during the Badminton World Championships in Switzerland.PHOTO: BADMINTONPHOTO
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    Sep 4, 2019, 11:56 pm SGT
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    SINGAPORE - World No. 28 men's singles player Loh Kean Yew upset second-seeded Angus Ng 21-19, 21-12 in the first round of the Chinese Taipei Open on Wednesday (Sept 4).

    Loh, who beat 10th seed Sameer Verma at the BWF World Championships in Basel last month, took just 35 minutes to beat the world No. 11, and will face Japan's Koki Watanabe next on Thursday.

    Also through to the next round are Singaporeans Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Loh Kean Hean, who beat home duo Chang Ko-chi and Lu Chia-pin 23-21, 23-21 in the men's doubles. The pair will face fourth seeds Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia in the second round.

    However, Yeo Jia Min - who memorably made the quarter-finals of the world championships last month - is out of the tournament in Taiwan, after her 21-19, 21-14 loss to second seed Michelle Li of Canada in the women's singles.
     
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    Badminton: Singapore's Loh Kean Yew out of Chinese Taipei Open after second round loss to Koki Watanabe
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    Loh Kean Yew had led 12-9 before his Japanese opponent clawed back to level the score at 16-16.PHOTO: ST FILE
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    SINGAPORE - National shuttler Loh Kean Yew crashed out in the second round of the Chinese Taipei Open on Thursday (Sept 5) after a 22-20, 17-21, 21-16 defeat by Japan's Koki Watanabe.

    The closely-fought encounter at the Taipei Arena lasted 63 minutes and fittingly came down to the closing points of the final game.

    World No. 28 Loh had led 12-9 before his Japanese opponent, ranked 25 places lower, clawed back to level the score at 16-16.

    Watanabe, 20, then won the next five points to secure his spot in the quarter-finals.

    The 22-year-old Loh felt he was undone by his stamina and inability to manage his nerves, saying: “Overall, from this trip, I feel that I still need to work on my patience on court, I need to be calmer.

    “My speed slowed down while he picked up his pace.”

    He had beaten 11th ranked and tournament second seed Angus Ng 21-19, 21-12 in the first round on Wednesday.

    The last time Loh and Watanabe met was in the quarter-finals of the 2015 BWF World Junior Championships in Peru, where the Singaporean fell 24-22, 21-17.

    Watanabe went on to claim the bronze in the boys' singles event.

    Loh's teammate Yeo Jia Min, who memorably made the quarter-finals of the world championships in August, is also out of the Chinese Taipei tournament.

    She lost 21-19, 21-14 to second seed Michelle Li of Canada in the women's singles on Wednesday.

    In the men’s doubles, Loh’s older brother Kean Hean and Danny Bawa Chrisnanta fell 15-21, 21-18, 21-13 on Thursday to fourth seeds Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong from Malaysia.
     

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