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Mediacorp to air encore of Loh Kean Yew’s historic badminton world championship win on Dec 25

SINGAPORE — National broadcaster Mediacorp will be airing an encore of Singapore badminton player Loh Kean Yew’s historic win at the Badminton World Federation's World Championships in Spain on Christmas Day (Dec 25).

Mediacorp to air encore of Loh Kean Yew’s historic badminton world championship win on Dec 25

Loh Kean Yew celebrating his win after defeating Srikanth Kidambi during the men's singles final badminton match of the Badminton World Federation's World Championships on Dec 19, 2021

SINGAPORE — National broadcaster Mediacorp will be airing an encore of Singapore badminton player Loh Kean Yew’s historic win at the Badminton World Federation's World Championships in Spain on Christmas Day (Dec 25).

Mediacorp on Thursday said that this will allow audiences to relive the excitement from Loh’s men’s singles final match against India’s Srikanth Kidambi at 5.15pm that day on its free-to-air and digital platforms.

It will also include the prize presentation ceremony.

During the course of the tournament, Loh had a fairytale run and beat the likes of players such as Viktor Axelsen, who is ranked top in the world, and Anders Antonsen, ranked third, before claiming the crown.

In the final, Loh sealed the deal by defeating Srikanth 21-15, 22-20, making him the first Singaporean to win the title. On Tuesday, his world ranking was bumped up from 22 to 15.

Besides the encore telecast of Loh’s historic win, Mediacorp will also air the second leg of Singapore’s semi-finals match against Indonesia in the AFF Suzuki Cup 2020 at 8.20pm that same evening.

The Lions will be fighting to the end to secure a spot in the two-legged finals on Dec 29 and Jan 1.

Making their first appearance at the semi-finals of the AFF Suzuki Cup after nine years on Wednesday, the Lions held Indonesia to a 1-1 draw in the first leg at the National Stadium.

Catch the encore presentation of the TotalEnergies BWF World Championships 2021 men’s singles final at 5.15pm on Dec 25, 2021, Saturday, on Channel 5, meWATCH and Mediacorp Entertainment on YouTube.

The second leg of Singapore’s AFF Suzuki Cup 2020 semi-finals against Indonesia will be live on Channel 5 at 8.20pm on Dec 25, 2021. Also available live on meWATCH. Sign in now for free at mewatch.sg/affsuzukicup2020 or catch highlights on Mediacorp Entertainment on YouTube.

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