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Loh Kean Yew, Singapore is BWF World No. 3, "I keep working hard and trying my best"

2021 World Champion Singapore's Loh Kean Yew becomes World No. 3 and is at his career best. 2022 hadn't not come with any podium top finishings, but most of his performances ended above quarter finals during this year. He was at No.15 after Winning the year end World Championship 2021.


Kean Yew expresses his emotion on this journey and associated challenges to reach World No. 3 in his social page. "Today, I am officially ranked 3rd in the world. This feels so surreal, I find it hard to believe and I am very thankful for being on this miraculous journey. "


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I always had to ‘pray’ that I qualify for Super 500 and above tournaments as I wasn’t among the top 32 ranked. Being on the reserved list means that only if others withdrew, I stood a chance. My ‘fate’ was determined by others.


"Last year, I competed at the Tokyo Olympic Games ranked 39th in the world. My 2021 European circuit started with a ranking of 40 at the Dutch Open, and at the 2021 World Championships, I finished the year at 15th ranking and a world title. "


"Before the Olympic Games, I always had to ‘pray’ that I qualify for Super 500 and above tournaments as I wasn’t among the top 32 ranked. Being on the reserved list means that only if others withdrew, I stood a chance. My ‘fate’ was determined by others. "


"It has been a ‘crazy’ year because so many things have happened at an equally mad pace. Those who have recently acquainted with me may not know of where I started. "


"It will only get harder from here. I will keep working hard and keep trying my best. Hard work may not always get me the results I desire, but by not working hard, I will definitely not get anywhere close to my goals."


Every time I reach a higher rank, it comes with new challenges to work on: different levels of pressure and expectations, time management, discipline, managing commitments, etc, and consistency.



"Last year, I competed at the Tokyo Olympic Games ranked 39th in the world. My 2021 European circuit started with a ranking of 40 at the Dutch Open, and at the 2021 World Championships, I finished the year at 15th ranking and a world title. "


"Before the Olympic Games, I always had to ‘pray’ that I qualify for Super 500 and above tournaments as I wasn’t among the top 32 ranked. Being on the reserved list means that only if others withdrew, I stood a chance. My ‘fate’ was determined by others. "


"It has been a ‘crazy’ year because so many things have happened at an equally mad pace. Those who have recently acquainted with me may not know of where I started. "


"Every time I reach a higher rank, it comes with new challenges to work on: different levels of pressure and expectations, time management, discipline, managing commitments, etc, and consistency. You may have heard me talked about consistency at my interviews, it is a constant reminder I have to make to myself. For most parts of the year, and in my rookie year being in the top 32, I am thankful for the consistency I have set to achieve. I am proud of myself, my team and everyone else who have been working hard to help me. "





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