Singapore's first badminton world champion - Loh Kean Yew - hails 'dream come true'

Singapore's Loh Kean Yew poses with his gold medal after defeating India's Kidambi Srikanth during their Mens badminton singles final match at the BWF World Championships in Huelva, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021. - AP

SINGAPORE, Dec 20 (AFP): Loh Kean Yew was celebrating a "dream come true" Monday after becoming the first Singaporean to win a badminton world championship, despite carrying an ankle injury.

The 22nd-ranked Loh stunned India's world number 14 Srikanth Kidambi 21-15, 22-20 in the men's singles final to clinch the BWF World Championship in Huelva on Sunday night.

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