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Badminton: S'pore's Loh Kean Yew, Yeo Jia Min move up in latest world rankings

SINGAPORE - On the back of their strong performances at the Badminton World Federation World Tour Super 500 Hylo Open last week, Singaporeans Loh Kean Yew and Yeo Jia Min have improved their world rankings.

In the latest listing released on Tuesday (Nov 9), Loh climbed eight places to No. 31 after winning the men's singles title in Germany. Yeo moved up six spots to 20th, the highest in her career.

Loh was as high as No. 27 in 2019. The 24-year-old said: "I'm happy that I'm one step closer to being in top 30 once again.

"A higher ranking is important for me to get more favourable draws in bigger tournaments. Moving forward, I will work hard to be produce more consistent performances and results.

"Step by step, I hope to break into the top 30, top 20 and top 10."

Yeo, 22, added: "I'm happy to improve my ranking to make the top 20. I'll have one week to recover physically and improve my game to challenge the top players again in Indonesia."

The duo return to Asia for the Nov 16-21 Indonesia Masters and Nov 23-28 Indonesia Open.