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Loh Kean Yew is a Singaporean badminton player.
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Loh Kean Yew was born on June 26, 1997 (age 24 years) in Penang, Malaysia. He is the youngest son of three elder brothers. He played badminton at age seven in primary school but dropped the sport after being bullied. He picked up badminton once again at nine and within six months, he was in the Penang state team. Loh’s elder brother, Loh Kean Hean, is also a member of the Singapore national badminton team.
In 2010, a year after his third brother Loh Kean Hean came to Singapore, he moved to Singapore at the age of 13 after he received a scholarship from the Singapore Badminton Association (SBA), and was subsequently educated at the Singapore Sports School.
Loh stated that he has “no regrets” emigrating to Singapore and switching allegiances and that his goal is to win an Olympic gold medal for Singapore in badminton.
Loh Kean Yew represented Singapore in the Southeast Asian Games, where he was the bronze medalist in the men’s singles event in 2015, also in the men’s team in 2015, 2017 and 2019. He also won the Singapore International tournament in 2014 and 2017 and Malaysia International in 2017. He competed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.
In 2018, Loh joined Langhøj badminton club, in Denmark, for 3 months. During the Thailand Masters in 2019, Loh won against China’s Zhou Zeqi, Zhao Junpeng, Taiwan’s Wang Tzu-Wei before advancing to the semifinals.
He took the semifinals against Brice Leverdez in an eventual 2–1 win. He played against China’s Lin Dan and won the gold medal with a score of 21–19, 21–18 too. Loh won the men’s singles silver medal in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, losing in the final match against Lee Zii Jia of Malaysia.
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In 2021, Loh qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics after placing 18th in the Race to Tokyo men’s singles rankings. Loh was eliminated in the group stage; won a match against Aram Mahmoud in straight games, and lost to Jonatan Christie in a rubber game.
In October 2021, Loh won the Yonex Dutch Open international challenge, beating Indian number one seed and title defender Lakshya Sen in straight games in the final.
Loh Kean Yew faced Malaysia Lee Zii Jia in the Hylo Open Final 2021, however, Lee Zii Jia and Loh Kean Yew defeated opponents from India in their respective semi-final matches in Saarbrucken.
All-England champion Lee Zii Jia had to fend off a strong challenge from K. Srikanth before prevailing 21-19, 22-20 while Loh Kean Yew had it easier in his 21-18, 21-12 win over Lakshya Sen.
Loh Kean Yew defeated Lee Zii Jia in the first round of the French Open in Paris in October 2021. They met in the Hylo Open 2021 final again.
Loh Kean Yew is currently single and not married. His wife or girlfriend is unknown to the public. He is in a private relationship for now.
Loh Kean Yew net worth
How much is Loh Kean Yew worth? Loh Kean Yew net worth is estimated at around $4 million. His main source of income is from his career as a badminton player. His successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars. He is one of the richest and influential badminton players in Singapore.