Newly minted Singapore Badminton hero, Loh Kean Yew failed to make it two tournament wins in a space of one week when he fell to a defeat in the RSL Swedish Open final on Sunday.
Penang born Loh was beaten by Japanese shuttler Minoru Koga 21-11, 21-15. Loh had gained worldwide attention, and a cult status in Singapore, after he beat World and Olympic Champion Lin Dan from China in the Thailand Masters Final last week. However, despite reaching the final in the Swedish open after brushing aside 4 other opponents along the way, Loh fell short.
Loh will return to Singapore and play in front of his new adoring public next week, when he takes part in the Singapore National Open Championship, scheduled form 26 January to 1 February.