S'pore's Yeo Jia Min wins again to reach badminton World Championships final 8 quarter-finals

Sizzling form despite back pains.

Belmont Lay | August 22, 2019, 09:58 PM

Singapore woman badminton player Yeo Jia Min has advanced to the women’s singles quarter-finals of the Badminton World Championships after another victory.

The 20-year-old Singaporean beat Vietnam’s Vu Thi Trang 21-15, 14-21, 21-16 in her round-of-16 tie on Aug. 22, in Basel, Switzerland.

Yeo's sizzling form was not be outdone by the back pains she suffered during the second game.

Final 8

Her quarter-final tie will be with either Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon, the 2013 world champion, or Indonesia’s Gregoria Mariska Tunjung.

Yeo is currently ranked world number 32 and was a former junior world number one.

Yeo defeated women’s world number one Akane Yamaguchi of Japan on Aug. 20.

The 39-minute match was the biggest upset so far in this edition of the World Championships.

Unique feat

This makes Yeo the first Singapore women's singles player to reach World Championships quarter-finals.

Yeo has outdone Li Li in 2005 and Shang Fumei in 1989.

Both of them failed to get past the last-16 stage of the women’s singles competition.

Ronald Susilo was the only male Singaporean singles player to reach the World Championships quarter-finals.

He beat China’s Chen Jin 21-19, 21-14 in 2007 in Kuala Lumpur.

You can watch the match here: