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Singapore badminton player Loh Kean Yew moves into top 10 of world rankings, reaches new career high

SINGAPORE — Badminton player Loh Kean Yew has broken into the top 10 of the world rankings for the first time in his career.

Singapore badminton player Loh Kean Yew moves into top 10 of world rankings, reaches new career high

Singapore's Loh Kean Yew celebrates on the podium after winning the men's singles final badminton match of the BWF World Championships in Huelva, Spain, on Dec 19, 2021.

SINGAPORE — Badminton player Loh Kean Yew has broken into the top 10 of the world rankings for the first time in his career.

In the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) world rankings on Tuesday (Feb 22), the Singaporean jumped to a career-high ninth. He was ranked 12th in the last edition of the rankings the week before.

Loh's rise up the rankings continues after a creditable showing at the Badminton Asia Team Championships for the 24-year-old and Singapore's men's team. 

Loh won all but one of his singles matches as Singapore progressed to the semi-finals of the event before losing 3-2 to Indonesia to claim bronze. This was the first time Singapore has clinched a medal at the event.

His solitary loss came against world number eight Lee Zii Jia as Singapore were beaten 5-0 by Malaysia in the group stage.

Dane Viktor Axelsen currently sits atop the BWF's men's rankings, with Japan's Kento Momota in second, and Axelsen's compatriot Anders Antonsen in third.

Loh's compatriot Yeo Jia Min remains at a career-high 16th in the women's rankings. CNA

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