Loh Kean Yew goes from seventh to 4th in world badminton rankings after bagging silver medal at Asia Championships

SINGAPORE: After his profession excessive of being ranked third within the Badminton World Federation (BWF)’s rankings in November 2022, Loh Kean Yew slipped to seventh. However now, having positioned second final Sunday (Apr 30) on the Asia Championships, Loh has climbed again up three spots and is now ranked fourth on the earth.

BWF up to date its rankings on Tuesday (Might 2), reflecting Loh’s new spot only one rung under his profession excessive.

The  25-year-old athlete admitted in an Instagram publish that the previous week has been a “blended” one whereby he “had some good runs in addition to some laborious classes to study” however seemed to be gratified to be “leaving Dubai with a 🥈(silver medal) within the bag.”

Ever-gracious, he supplied his “heartiest congratulations to @sinisukanthony for successful the Asian title” and added that he’s now “Heading to Cambodia for the SEA Video games quickly, see you then.”

It had been a simple win for Indonesia’s Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, besting Loh in straight units in underneath half an hour, 12–21, 8–21.

However, Loh has a lot to be pleased with, as he’s the primary Singaporean participant to succeed in the finals of the Asian Championships.

Ginting, 26, has retained his rank as second on the earth, whereas Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen, 29, continues to be in pole place. Japan’s 21-year-old wunderkind, Kodai Naraoka, is forward of Loh, ranked third on the earth.

For this yr’s South East Asian (SEA) Video games, which start Friday (Might 5), Loh will solely be collaborating in crew occasions as a result of, by Might 14, Loh will likely be in Suzhou, China, for the Sudirman Cup.

Loh may even be a part of a six-member sturdy crew on the 2023 KFF Singapore Badminton Open, together with reigning Commonwealth Video games blended doubles champions Terry Hee and Jessica Tan, Commonwealth Video games bronze medalist Yeo Jia Min and ladies’s doubles pair Crystal Wong Jia Ying and Jin Yu Jia. /TISG

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


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