Married S’poreans Are Champions At India Open, Loh Kean Yew Settles For Runner-Up

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Terry Hee & Tan Wei Han Win Mixed Doubles Badminton Final

It’s been an thrilling few months for Singapore badminton, particularly after shuttler Loh Kean Yew became a world champion.

However, Loh is no longer the one badminton champion Singapore has.

2 extra Singaporeans have now carried out us proud by profitable the India Open – and so they’re a married couple too.

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Loh additionally did nicely, rising runner-up within the males’s singles last.

Gold medals within the last

Partners in life in addition to on the court docket, Terry Hee and Tan Wei Han definitely had a fruitful outing within the India Open in New Delhi.

In the blended doubles last on Sunday (16 Jan), they received gold – their 1st Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Tour title, in keeping with the BWF.

Their achievement was ecstatically reported by Team Singapore on Facebook.

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Couple defeated Malaysian opponents

The couple, ranked No. 182 on the planet, defeated 2 Malaysians within the last – No. 40 duo Chan Tang Jie and Peck Yen Wei.

Better but, they claimed the win in 2 straight units, scoring a decisive 21-15 and 21-18.

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In the 2nd set, the sport grew to become precarious when the Malaysians have been near pulling degree from 9-16 down.

However, the Singaporeans managed to close down the comeback and prevail.

The triumph additionally made them the first Singaporean duo to win the India Open in 12 years, since Shinta Mulia Sari and Yao Lei received the ladies’s doubles title in 2010.

A late wedding ceremony current

The win was all of the sweeter because the couple simply bought married in Oct final yr.

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Hee, 28, informed BWF that the title win was a giant one for them, as a result of they hadn’t performed in any match for over 2 years.

This was resulting from his nationwide service commitments and the 26-year-old Tan’s damage issues.

For their efforts, they’ll additionally get a late wedding ceremony current – S$42,590 (US$31,600) in prize cash.

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Loh Kean Yew is available in 2nd

As for our golden boy Loh, he did nicely too, coming in 2nd within the males’s singles of the identical competitors.

The 24-year-old nationwide shuttler was enjoying his 1st match after turning into world champion.

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Though he got here up simply quick, Team Singapore congratulated him on Facebook and thanked him for flying Singapore’s flag excessive.

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Loh went up once more India’s Lakshya Sen

In the ultimate, additionally on Sunday (16 Jan), Loh went up towards India’s Lakshya Sen, enjoying on house floor.

He’d gone up towards the identical participant twice and overwhelmed him, profitable each the Dutch Open in October and the Hylo Open in November.

However, this time it wasn’t to be, as Loh was overwhelmed 22-24 and 17-21 in 2 units.

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Though this was considerably under his excessive requirements, it speaks to his now-lofty standing that coming in runner-up in a serious competitors is taken into account a blow.

At least he bought S$20,490 (US$15,200) in prize cash for his efforts so as to add to the amount raised for him by Singaporeans.

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Congrats to the gamers

It could sound like a cliché, however having the ability to symbolize Singapore on the highest degree like this can be a already an achievement.

Congrats to Hee and Tan for a memorable win to inform their grandchildren about.

And congrats to Loh additionally for furthering his legend in worldwide sports activities. We consider {that a} small setback like it will make him decided to do higher the subsequent time.

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Featured picture tailored from Team Singapore on Facebook and @terryykhee on Instagram.