Badminton: S'pore's Yeo Jia Min captures Asia U-17 Junior title

National shuttler Yeo Jia Min captured the Badminton Asia U-17 Junior Championships girls' title after beating Indonesia's Sri Fatmawate  on Sunday, Oct 11, 2015.
National shuttler Yeo Jia Min captured the Badminton Asia U-17 Junior Championships girls' title after beating Indonesia's Sri Fatmawate on Sunday, Oct 11, 2015. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - National shuttler Yeo Jia Min has captured the Badminton Asia U-17 Junior Championships girls' title on Sunday (Oct 11).

The 16-year-old Singaporean, who is the top seed at the tournament in Kudus, Indonesia, easily defeated unseeded Indonesian Sri Fatmawate 21-15, 21-13 in the final.

Jia Min had won the U-15 title in 2013 and finished joint-third in the U-17 category last year.

The Secondary 4 student at Singapore Sports School, who is ranked 32nd in the Badminton World Federation junior rankings, was part of the Republic's team that clinched a team bronze medal at the SEA Games on home soil in June.

Said national singles coach Kelvin Ho: "The Singapore Badminton Association is very happy with Jia Min winning the Asia U-17 title. This tournament is a stepping stone for her in terms of confidence to move forward."