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SEA Games 31: World champion eyes first gold in badminton

Loh Kean Yew may have achieved great success becoming world champion after winning the World Badminton Championships last year, but the SEA Games gold medal continues to elude the Singaporean men’s singles ace.

He bagged a silver medal at the 2019 SEA Games and has set his sight on winning his first-ever gold at the biennial regional sporting event held in Vietnam this time.

SEA Games 31, World champion, first gold in badminton, Loh Kean Yew, great success, men’s singles ace, regional sporting event

Badminton player Loh Kean Yew.

The shuttler is competing at the 2022 Thomas Cup Finals until May 15.

Speaking with reporters, the world No.10 underlined that the SEA Games gold is his target and he will just try his best.

He made history when becoming the first Singaporean player to win the World Badminton Championships.

Badminton at SEA Games 31 will take place at Bac Giang Sports Competition Hall from May 16 to 22.

SEA Games 31, themed “For a Stronger South East Asia”, is being held in the Hanoi capital and 11 neighbouring provinces and cities until May 23.

Featuring 40 sports with 523 events, it is expected to attract around 10,000 participants. The biennial event was initially slated for late 2021 but delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Badminton players strive for breakthrough
(BGO) - 4 out of 20 members of national badminton team anticipating the 31st South East Asian Games (SEA Games 31) are Bac Giang people. To prepare for the biggest regional sports event, the athletes have exerted every effort on practising to target high achievement at the game.
 
Organizing Committee for badminton event at SEA Games 31 closely cooperates, prepares all programmes to ensure safety and security
(BGO) – On April 22, Permanent Vice Chairman of Bac Giang provincial People’s Committee (PPC), Head of the local Organization Committee to host Badminton at the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) chaired a meeting to implement tasks.
 
Bac Giang: Free entry for all badminton competitions at SEA Games 31
(BGO) - The northern province of Bac Giang, which will host badminton event during the upcoming 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31), will offer free entry to spectators to enjoy all the competitions to be held at provincial Gymnasium in the South urban area of Bac Giang city.
 
Bac Giang wins four medals at National Badminton Championship 2022 for Excellent Players
(BGO) - After seven day competition, the National Badminton Championship 2022 for Excellent Players, RedSon Cup wrapped up on April 17 with final round matches at Bac Giang provincial Gymnasium in the South urban area of Bac Giang city (Bac Giang province).
 
National Badminton Championship 2022 for Excellent Players kicks off in Bac Giang
(BGO) - The National Badminton Championship 2022 for Excellent Players, RedSon Cup officially kicked off on April 11 at Bac Giang provincial Gymnasium under the joint collaboration of Vietnam Sports Administration and Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
 

Source: VNA

SEA Games 31, World champion, first gold in badminton, Loh Kean Yew, great success, men’s singles ace, regional sporting event
 
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