High shuttlers Loh Kean Yew, Terry Hee and Jessica Tan to guide title cost at Singapore Badminton Open

SINGAPORE — Singapore will ship a six-member sturdy crew to the 2023 KFF Singapore Badminton Open, led by former world champions Loh Kean Yew, reigning Commonwealth Video games blended doubles champions Terry Hee and Jessica Tan, Commonwealth Video games bronze medalist Yeo Jia Min and girls’s doubles pair Crystal Wong Jia Ying and Jin Yu Jia.

Organised by the Singapore Badminton Affiliation, the Singapore Badminton Open will happen on the Singapore Indoor Stadium from June 6 to 11 and is a BWF World Tour Tremendous 750 collection occasion, the place gamers might be battling it out for prime honours and a slice of the US$850,000 prize purse and essential Olympic rating factors.

Followers can anticipate top-notch motion on the prestigious event all through the week with all the present World No. 1s, together with a number of Tokyo Olympics gold medalists and Badminton World Federation World Champions.

The husband-and-wife pairing of Hee and Tan gained Singapore a historic gold medal within the badminton blended doubles occasion on the 2022 Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham, England. They beat residence favorite England’s Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith 21-16, 21-15 after upsetting top-seeded Malaysian Tan Kian Meng and Lai Pei Jing 25-23, 21-18 within the semi-finals.

The duo, who’ve been competing within the Singapore Badminton Open for a number of years now, are wanting to carry out nicely in entrance of the house crowd.

“We began competing within the Singapore Badminton Open collectively since 2016, and it’s all the time nice to play in entrance of the house assist. Our partnership has come a great distance since then, and we’re centered on enhancing and enjoying higher with every event. Will probably be the identical for the upcoming KFF Singapore Badminton Open and hopefully, we’ll be capable to placed on an excellent efficiency for our residence crowd followers,” stated Hee.

Photograph: Akane Yamaguchi (Japan) Singapore Badminton Affiliation

Present ladies’s singles primary Akane Yamaguchi, who has been in spectacular type lately (together with profitable back-to-back titles within the BWF World Championships), will face a troublesome problem from different gamers such because the world quantity three and 2020 Olympics champions Chen Yu Fei, South Korea’s An Se Younger (world quantity two) and Chinese language Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying (world quantity 4 and 2019 Singapore Badminton Open Champion).

“I’m excited to return to Singapore after not enjoying right here for the previous few years. Whereas I’ve been enjoying nicely for the previous few months, profitable the KFF Singapore Badminton Open might be difficult since so many sturdy gamers might be competing,” shared Yamaguchi.

Within the males’s singles class, reigning BWF World Champion Viktor Axelsen has confirmed his participation and defending Singapore Badminton Open champion Anthony Ginting, is at the moment ranked second on the planet. The world’s fourth to sixth-ranked gamers – Malaysia’s Lee Zii Jia, Japan’s Kodai Naraoka, and Chinese language Taipei’s Chou Tien Chen – are additionally set to compete within the event.

Tickets can be found by way of Ticketmaster, with season ticket pricing starting from S$120 to S$380 for season tickets.


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