SINGAPORE – Badminton world champion Loh Kean Yew obtained a hero’s welcome upon his homecoming as he loved a water salute when his KL 833 flight arrived at Changi Airport Terminal 1 at round 4pm on Tuesday (Dec 21).
The 24-year-old Singaporean delivered a shock gold on the Badminton World Federation World Championships on Sunday when he beat India’s Kidambi Srikanth 21-15, 22-20 within the males’s singles ultimate in Huelva, Spain, regardless of nursing an ankle harm.
Returning with nationwide singles coach Kelvin Ho and physiotherapist Ho Jia Ying, he additionally celebrated his climb to a career-high world No. 15 within the newest rankings launched on Tuesday.
Nationwide swimmer Joseph Education had obtained an analogous reception when he returned from the Rio 2016 Olympics with the nation’s first Olympic gold medal after profitable the lads’s 100-metre butterfly ultimate.
As a result of Covid-19 secure administration measures, there was no public reception for the shuttler.
As soon as Loh clears a polymerase chain response swab take a look at, he shall be welcomed house by Edwin Tong, Minister for Tradition, Neighborhood and Youth, in addition to Singapore Badminton Affiliation officers – president Lawrence Leow, chief government officer Alan Ow, technical director Martin Andrew and different administration committee members.
He’ll then attend a press convention on the Changi Expertise Studio in Jewel.
Excluding a four-day spell at house from Dec 4-7, Loh has been on the street since August to coach and compete.
He had a one-month coaching stint with Denmark’s world No. 1 and Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen and 4 different top-60 gamers in Dubai throughout August and September, earlier than he flew to Paris to coach with the France nationwide staff.
Within the two months that adopted, he captured the Dutch Open and Hylo Open in Germany and completed second within the Indonesia Open, earlier than claiming his historic world title.Within the course of, he scalped six of the present high 10 gamers – Axelsen, Japan’s Kento Momota (second), Denmark’s Anders Antonsen (third), Chinese language Taipei’s Chou Tien-chen (fourth), Malaysia’s Lee Zii Jia (seventh), and Kidambi (tenth).