S'pore's Yeo Jia Min falls to world no. 6 in Badminton World Championships

Great run.

Nyi Nyi Thet | August 24, 2019, 01:11 AM

Yeo Jia Min's fairytale run ended at the hands of Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon in the quarter-finals of the Badminton World Championships.

Yeo lost to 2013 world champion Ratchanok 17-21, on August 24 in Basel, Switzerland.

Here is the statistics.

SS from BWF

Yeo said in post-match interview that she felt her movements were slower today against Ratchanok.

She also hoped that this would be the start for more players in Singapore to get even further in future competitions.

when asked about the inevitable rise in rankings, Yeo said she will just try to find out ways to improve herself.

As to what she had to say to her supporters back home:

"Thank you so much for supporting me, and other Singapore players, I hope now you will continue to support (us)."

Despite the loss, this tournament was empirically a huge success for the 20-year-old Singaporean.

Coming in as a 32 seed, Yeo absolutely smashed world number 1 Akane Yamaguchi in less than 40 minutes.

She then defeated Vu Thi Thrang despite nursing back pains she suffered after her gigantic upset.

Yeo also became the first Singapore women’s singles player to reach the quarter-finals of the World Championships.

So all in all, great job.

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