Giant-killer Loh Kean Yew urges juniors to 'dream bigger' after win over Olympic champion Lin Dan

Fresh from winning the Thailand Masters on Sunday with a straight-sets victory over China's former world and Olympic champion Lin Dan, Singapore's Loh Kean Yew will contest the Jan 17-20 Swedish Open.
Fresh from winning the Thailand Masters on Sunday with a straight-sets victory over China's former world and Olympic champion Lin Dan, Singapore's Loh Kean Yew will contest the Jan 17-20 Swedish Open.PHOTO: SINGAPORE BADMINTON OPEN

In the aftermath of his Thailand Masters win over Lin Dan last Sunday, Singapore shuttler Loh Kean Yew penned a 292-word Whatsapp message, not to his family, friends or fans, but to his juniors in the national intermediate squad (NIS).

The 21-year-old thanked them for their support and encouraged them to "dream bigger".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 16, 2019, with the headline 'Giant-killer urges juniors to 'dream bigger''. Print Edition | Subscribe