Serving Into Success

National badminton athlete Loh Kean Yew, 21, opens up about family, personal development, and his path to success.

words teo rui ling
photos courtesy of loh kean hean and singapore badminton association
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2019 has been a very exciting year for national badminton athlete Loh Kean Yew. Kean Yew recently made international headlines for his shocking win against two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan in the Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters, where he took home the gold medal and claimed his first Badminton World Federation World Tour Title.
The victory may have bumped up Kean Yew’s world ranking by 48 places to 77th, but the 21-year-old remains as grounded and humble as ever. “It is an honour to play against Lin Dan. This has been my dream since I was young,” says Kean Yew. “But I also know that this is just one win, and there is still a long way for me to go.”
Read more about him and his family in May-July issue of little.