Big shock as Singapore's Loh stuns Viktor in first round of world meet

Loh Kean Yew is all smiles after beating Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in the first round of World Championships in Spain.

PETALING JAYA: Singapore's Loh Kean Yew pulls off the biggest upset in the first round of the World Championships by dumping hot favourite and Olympic Games champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark.

Kean Yew defeated the second seed Axelsen 14-21, 21-9, 21-6 in 54 minutes in Huelva, Spain on Monday to set up a second round meeting with Luka Wraber of Austria.

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