**Singapore's Yeo Jia Min Ready to Showcase Strength as Olympic Seed**

Trang Napie

Mon Apr 08 2024

**** Yeo Jia Min
Singapore Open
Olympic Paris 2024
An Se Young
KFF Singapore Open

With the Olympic Paris 2024 approaching, Yeo Jia Min, the 14th seed in women's badminton, aims to bounce back from recent setbacks. Despite faltering in previous Singapore Opens, she seeks redemption in her homeland to silence past disappointments.

Yeo Jia Min's journey in the Singapore Open has been marred by early exits, notably stopping at the round of 16 in the last two editions. In 2023, she suffered a tough defeat of 12-21, 11-21 against the then world number 2, An Se Young from South Korea. The following year, Yeo Jia Min was defeated by Thailand's Pornpawee Chochuwong with a scoreline of 12-21, 9-21.

Nevertheless, a resurgence looms for Yeo Jia Min in early 2024. She secured impressive victories against the world number 1, An Se Young, at the Malaysia Open and the 7th-ranked Gregoria Tunjung at the India Open before facing recent struggles. "The KFF Singapore Open is always a special tournament for me, and I am thrilled to play my best in front of our home crowd," expressed the 19th-ranked female player.

At the 2023 KFF Singapore Open, An Se Young and Anthony Ginting emerged victorious in the women's and men's singles finals. Akane Yamaguchi fell 16-21, 14-21, while Ginting triumphed over Anders Antonsen 21-16, 21-13. Chen Qing Chen and Jia Yi Fan of China claimed the women's doubles title, and Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi of Japan clinched the men's doubles. Mathias Christiansen and Alexandra Boje of Denmark secured the mixed doubles crown.

Set to take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium from May 28th to June 2nd, the 2024 KFF Singapore Open promises another week-long thrilling showdown with top badminton players worldwide. Being a BWF World Tour Super 750 event, the competition anticipates the participation of the best 15 singles players and top 10 doubles pairs in the BWF World rankings.

As Yeo Jia Min gears up to compete in the forthcoming Singapore Open, her determination to overcome past setbacks and excel on home turf shines through. Fans eagerly await her resurgence as she strives to assert her dominance and pave the way for a successful Olympic campaign.