Badminton: Set a goal big enough for people to laugh at and work towards it, Loh urges Singapore's youth players

Loh Kean Yew has come a long way from the 12-year-old who was unwilling to leave Penang and enrol in the Singapore Sports School on a foreign sports scholarship.
Loh Kean Yew has come a long way from the 12-year-old who was unwilling to leave Penang and enrol in the Singapore Sports School on a foreign sports scholarship.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - He was inundated with interview requests after his Thailand Masters men's singles final win over China great Lin Dan on Sunday (Jan 13) sent seismic shock waves around the world of badminton.

Then, 21-year-old Singapore shuttler Loh Kean Yew got on his mobile phone, and typed a 292-word-long WhatsApp text message. But it was not for the media, nor was it for his family, friends or fans.

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