Badminton News: Loh Kean Yew became the first Singaporean player to win a medal in the quarterfinals of the BWF TotalEnergies World Championship 2021 with an overall defeat against HS Prannoy.
The number 22 in the world combines his game well by alternating attacking strokes with softer, more precise strokes and inventive net play so as not to give his Indian opponent a rhythm.
A 21:14, 21:12 win over Prannioy gave Loh Kean Yew a semi-final place against third seeded Anders Antonsen from Denmark after his quarter-final opponent Lee Zii Jia was eliminated in the third game with a blister on his right foot.
“He played very well. I thought I played well but I couldn’t get a lot of points because he defended well, “said Prannoy.
“He kept his pace throughout the game. Last night’s game was probably using a lot of energy and I may not be able to push as much as I would like.”
“Like!” said Loh.
“I didn’t expect to get a medal so quickly. But the work isn’t done yet, I have to focus on the next game. The key is to be aggressive and patient at the same time. Tomorrow it will be a long game against Anders, I’m happy. I’m glad I got a medal for Singapore, but I can’t be satisfied with the upcoming semi-finals. “
In the men’s Ganga sector, Tokyo Olympic champions Lee Yang / Wang Chi-Lin lost to the Malaysian duo Ong Yew Sin / Teo Ee Yi with rubber games 12-21, 21-17 and 21-15.
Another big surprise was the loss of number 8 in the world rankings Ratchanok Intanon to the relatively unknown Zhang Yi Man, 13-21, 21-13 and 21-15.
Article Tag: Loh Kean Yew, HS Prannoy, Kejuaraan Dunia 2021
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