Kean Yew, 17, settles for bronze after bowing out in badminton semis

Singapore shuttler Loh Kean Yew (right) had to settle for a bronze in the men's singles after losing Malaysia's Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif in the semi-finals on June 15, 2015. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE SEA GAMES ORGANISING COMMITTEE/ACTION IMAGES VIA REUTERS
Singapore shuttler Loh Kean Yew (right) had to settle for a bronze in the men's singles after losing Malaysia's Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif in the semi-finals on June 15, 2015. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE SEA GAMES ORGANISING COMMITTEE/ACTION IMAGES VIA REUTERS 

SINGAPORE - The Republic's Loh Kean Yew lost to Malaysia's Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif 0-2 in a SEA Games badminton men's singles semi-final at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Monday evening.

The match saw Kean Yew, 17, lose the first game 20-22 before conceding the second 15-21, even though he had initially led 10-5.

When asked about his loss, Loh, who earned a bronze medal for his efforts, remarked: "I was too anxious to win, my opponent was much more experienced and I gave myself a bit too much pressure."

In the men's doubles, Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Chayut Triyachart lost to Indonesia's Ricky Karandasuwardi and Pratama Angga 12-21, 18-21 in the semi-finals too.

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