31st SEA Games: Loh Kean Yew takes silver after loss to Thailand’s Kunlavut Vitidsarn in men's badminton singles final
Badminton world champion Loh Kean Yew took silver in the men’s singles final at the 31st SEA Games after losing to Thailand’s world number 18 Kunlavut Vitidsarn on Sunday (May 22).
At the Bac Giang gymnasium, world number 10 Loh lost 13-21, 13-21 to his 21-year-old opponent.
This is the third career meeting between both players. Prior to the match, they had won one encounter each.
On Saturday, the Singaporean beat Vietnam’s Nguyen Tien Minh in the semi-finals after a nail-biting 21-15, 10-21, 23-21 victory.
Kunlavut beat Singapore’s Jason Teh 21-11, 21-12 in the other men’s singles semi-final.