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Discussion in 'Professional Players' started by Loh, Jul 2, 2012.
not a good result for Loh
His opponent was easily defeated:
3:10 PM MS - Qualification
SUN Fei Xiang [CHN]
[KOR] LEE Dong Keun
21-10 21-12 0:43
PERODUA Malaysia Masters 2020
And YJM went down in WS R1:
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
4. Not before 1:15 PM WS
Ruselli HARTAWAN [INA]
[SGP] YEO Jia Min
10-21 21-11 21-16 0:51
not a good start in 2020
Hope our 2 hopefuls will take their recent losses as a lesson to buck up. Otherwise their Tokyo Olympics dream will only be just a dream.
Actually I'm abit confused. Need clarification.
Can't LKY or YJM play in the Olympics since any country can send one rep.
I recall Derek Wong played in Rio 2016. Same group with LCW. If the country wants to send 2 rep, they must be in the top 8 ranking.
Yes, I also recall that rule but unsure whether there are changes. You may research that topic from Google.
The point is that if an athlete were to qualify for the Olympics, he should train hard to make an impact.
Like what Schooling did in swimming. And it came with super monetary rewards apart from world recognition.
This is what I found out. Not sure about changes:
How do you qualify for the Olympics in badminton?
Qualification of these Games will be based on the BWF Ranking list to be published on April 30, 2020, providing a total of 16 pairs in each doubles event, and an initial allocation of 38 players in each singles event in the following criteria:
Ranking 1-16: Players are taken in turn. A NOC may enter up to a maximum of 2 players, provided both are ranked in the top 16.
Ranking 17 and below: Players are taken in turn. A NOC may enter a maximum of 1 player.
Rankings 1–8: Pairs are taken in turn. A NOC may enter up to a maximum of 2 pairs, provided both pairs are ranked in the top 8.
Rankings 9 and below: Pairs are taken in turn. A NOC may enter a maximum of 1 pair.
Each of the five continental confederations will be guaranteed at least one entry in each singles and doubles event (this is called the Continental Representation Place system).
Sincerely hope LKY and YJM can play Tokyo 2020. They certainly can perform giant killing performance like they did in 2019 world championship.
It will be good if they can achieve a WR16 and below by the qualifying ending 30 April 2020.
i think both LKY and YJM should have no problem getting to Tokyo if they are actively playing till end of April.
Singapore Open early bird sales.
10-Apr is Good Friday, so you save half day annual leave
DAIHATSU Indonesia Masters 2020
mixed fortunes for Loh and Yeo today.
LOH Kean Yew
YEO Jia Min
Thursday, January 16, 2020
4. Followed by MS
ZHAO Jun Peng
LOH Kean Yew
21-9 23-21 0:40
WEEKLY ROUND-UP: Sports happenings in Singapore (6-12 Jan)
Staff Writer, Singapore
Yahoo News Singapore13 January 2020
(For Badminton-related news only)
Singapore Sports Hub National Open men's singles champion Jason Teh in action. (PHOTO: Singapore Badminton Association)
SINGAPORE — Here is a round-up of sports events and developments in the past week (6-12 January):
Shuttlers Jaslyn Hooi, Jason Teh win at National Open
Singapore national shuttlers Jaslyn Hooi and Jason Teh won the women’s and men’s singles titles respectively at the Singapore Sports Hub National Open at OCBC Arena on Saturday (11 January).
Hooi, 19, defeated Grace Chua 21-16, 21-8 in the women’s singles final, while Teh defeated Vega Vio Nirwanda 21-14, 21-11 in the men’s singles final.
In the men’s doubles final, Terry Hee and Loh Kean Hean beat Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Andy Kwek 21-16, 21-17, while Jin Yu Jia and Crystal Wong clinched the women’s doubles title after beating Ker’Sara Koh and Liang Yun 21-12, 21-9 in the final.
In the mixed doubles event, Hee and Wong teamed up to defeat Lai Zing Neng and Mok Jing Qiong 21-8, 21-17.
Singapore Badminton Open to return in April
The Singapore Badminton Open will return to the Singapore Indoor Stadium from 7 to 12 April this year. Organised by the Singapore Badminton Association, it is part of the HSBC BWF World Tour and is a Super 500 event.
With the Open being the last stop in the qualifying window for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, coupled with the US$408,000 (S$550,000) prize purse, the world's best badminton talents – such as defending singles champions Kento Momota and Tai Tzu-ying are expected to participate in the event.
(Momota was recently injured in a van accident after winning the Malaysia Masters and it is doubtful whether he could participate.)
visit here." data-reactid="35">Early-bird tickets for the Singapore Open are on sale from 11 January until 16 February, and are available through APACTix. For more information on the Singapore Badminton Open 2020, visit here.
Singapore shuttler Loh Kean Yew defeats Japan's world No. 10 Kanta Tsuneyama
Singapore shuttler Loh Kean Yew has claimed another scalp in Japan's Kanta Tsuneyama.TNP FILE PHOTO
Jan 15, 2020 03:57 pm
Patience has been the name of the game for Singapore shuttler Loh Kean Yew since the turn of the year, and it paid dividends on Wednesday (Jan 15) when his measured approach helped him claim another scalp in his rising career.
The 22-year-old defeated Japan’s world No. 10 Kanta Tsuneyama 24-22, 21-9 in the first round of the Indonesia Masters at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta.
Loh, who is ranked world No. 39, said: “I have been trying to play patiently and wait for the chance to gain points in rallies.
“My opponent was unable to keep up with the consistency and made mistakes in the second game. It feels happy to make it past the first round.”
Loh had a breakthrough 2019, which started with him defeating China’s five-time world champion Lin Dan in the Thailand Masters final.
Last month, he became the first Singaporean shuttler to win a SEA Games silver medal in the men's singles since Kendrick Lee in 2007. Following his defeat by Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia, Loh noted that he had lost because he was rushing some of his shots.
At the Indonesia Masters yesterday, Singapore’s world No. 26 Yeo Jia Min lost 21-15, 21-14 to Scotland’s 31st-ranked Kirsty Gilmour in the first round of the women's singles.
wonder what's up with Yeo.
CAI Yan Yan
YEO Jia Min
Not good for preparations for Toyko Olympics together with LKY. No recent notable victories after AK and LD for both players.
wonder will they be another case of 'liang xiaoyu'. got potential, appeared in newspaper, then suddenly quit the sports.
Oh yes. Maybe she was influenced by her father, who was a coach?
Wonder whether she is still in Singapore.