Loh Kean Yew off to a flyer in Tokyo: Team Singapore at Tokyo 2020 [Day 3]

Wins for Loh Kean Yew and Feng Tian Wei in Badminton and Table Tennis keep Team Singapore spirits high

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26 July 2021, Tokyo - Wins in Badminton and Table Tennis by shuttler Loh Kean Yew and paddler Feng Tian Wei kept the spirits in the Team Singapore high on day three of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.


BADMINTON


Singapore shuttler Loh Kean Yew made his Olympic Games debut with a 2-0 victory over Aram Mahmoud from the Refugee Olympic Team.


Singapore's top male shuttler overcame his opponent in straight sets 21-15, 21-12 at the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, and will next face Jonatan Christie on Wednesday, 28 July.


The last time both met, Loh went down to Christie 21-13, 10-21, 16-21 at the YONEX Thailand Open in January this year.


Christie is currently ranked 7th while Loh is ranked 42nd in the world.


Meanwhile, Yeo Jia Min will make her Games bow tomorrow in the women's singles competition against Mexico's Haramara Gaitan, before facing 12th-seed Kim Gaeun of South Korea on Wednesday.

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TABLE TENNIS


Singapore Olympic veteran Feng Tian Wei is off to a flyer in the Women's singles event, after surviving an early scare to dispatch Maria Xiao of Spain 8-11, 12-10, 11-5, 11-2, 11-4 to win 4-1 overall and book her place in the Round of 16 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.


Feng is a 3 time Olympic medallist, with a silver and two bronzes to her name. She will await teammate Yu Mengyu's result tomorrow, with Chinese Taipei’s Cheng I-Ching standing in her way to the Round of 16.


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SWIMMING


Over at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, swimmer Quah Zheng Wen clocked 1 min 56.42 sec to finish second in his men's 200m butterfly heats, but he still misses out on the 16-man semi-final cut for the event, as he ranked 22nd overall out of 38 competitors in the field.


Norway's Tomoe Hvas, who clocked 1:56.30, came in first in Quah's heats. He also missed out on qualifying for the men's 100m backstroke semi-finals yesterday, after finishing 22nd overall in the heats.


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SAILING


In sailing, Team Singapore sailor Ryan Lo completed the day ranked in 14th position out of 35 competitors in the field, after three races.


Lo, competing in the Men's One Person Dinghy Laser has 21 net points and will next compete in Races 4 to 6 tomorrow (27 July).

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Teammate Amanda Ng was also in action in the Women's Windsurfer RS:X (Race 4 to 6) today. Ng currently has 110 net points, and is ranked 24th in a field of 27 competitors after six races.


She will complete races 7 to 9 this Wednesday, 28 July.


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