Olympics: I want to create history in Tokyo with a medal, says S'pore shuttler Loh Kean Yew

Loh Kean Yew was raised in a sport-loving family where his father exposed them to different activities.
Loh Kean Yew was raised in a sport-loving family where his father exposed them to different activities.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

SINGAPORE - In an ideal match, Loh Kean Yew would soar, his racket reaching an apex of almost three metres, and blast cross-court smashes of over 300kmh into the corners.

In rallies, he would scramble and do splits to retrieve well-placed shots, but frequently find the golf ball-sized sweet spot on his racket that is highly strung at 31 pounds, to befuddle opponents.

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