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Olympics: S'pore's Yeo Jia Min eyes last 16 after swift win on debut

Olympics: S'pore's Yeo Jia Min eyes last 16 after swift win on debut

28/7/2021 2:15:00 AM

Olympics: S'pore's Yeo Jia Min eyes last 16 after swift win on debut

Despite a two-hour delay to her first Olympic match yesterday, Singapore shuttler Yeo Jia Min remained unflustered. Instead, the 22-year-old stayed focused and remained composed as she comfortably beat Mexico's Gaitan Haramara in 25 minutes to get off to a flying start in...

5-0 LEADPlaying after the earlier matches on their court had been extended, she raced to a 5-0 lead against Haramara in the first game, winning 21-7 in 12 minutes.Yeo started off the second game on the backfoot, conceding two straight points. But that would be the last time she would let her 92nd-ranked opponent score consecutive points. She quickly regained her rhythm and pulled back to 6-2.

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Despite Haramara's attempts to stretch out the match, getting to double figures, she could not prevent Yeo from easing to a victory on her Olympic debut.Ho was full of praise for Yeo's performance."Jia Min was calm and steady and did not show signs of nervousness," he said.

"She was in control of the match and her shot quality improved throughout."Yeo's compatriot, Loh Kean Yew, will also be bidding to progress to the round of 16 when he meets Asian Games champion Jonatan Christie in the final Group G match of the men's singles this evening. headtopics.com

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