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Tokyo Olympics: Yeo Jia Min ousted by superior Korean opponent

Yahoo News logo Yahoo News 28/7/2021 Chia Han Keong
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Reporting from Tokyo

TOKYO — Singapore shuttler Yeo Jia Min's first Olympic outing ended in elimination from the women's singles group stage, after she was beaten 13-21, 14-21 by South Korea's Kim Gaeun on Wednesday (28 July).

The 22-year-old had no answer for Kim's deft shot-making, and fell to the world No.12 in 30 minutes at the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza.

With the defeat, Yeo finished second in Group K behind Kim, with only the top shuttler able to advance into the round of 16.

Yeo had made her Olympic debut on Tuesday with a comfortable 21-7, 21-10 win over Mexico's Haramara Gaitan.

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