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Shuttlers Bring 2 Bronzes From Across The Causeway
2019 Sports Excellence Academy Badminton Championship
Singapore Sports School student-athletes brought home 2 bronze medals from across the Causeway on 9 June at the 2019 Sports Excellence Academy Badminton Championship. Secondary 3 student-athletes Johann Prajogo and Nge Joo Jie brought home the Bronze in the Boys Under 15 Doubles event, while Diploma in Business Studies Year 1 student-athlete Lee Zhi Yuan did so in the Under 18 Singles event. The Championship was held in Penang, Malaysia, from 7 to 9 June 2019.
Johann and Joo Jie enjoyed a smoother journey in the U15 Doubles contest before being eliminated by Seed No. 2 Eogene Ewe Eon and Low Han Chen in the Semi-Finals.
Zhi Yuan overcame the stiff competition in the Round of 64 and Round of 32, defeating his Malaysian opponents 30-29 and 30-27 respectively. His run in the U18 Singles competition ended in the Semi-Finals after a 1-2 defeat to No. 1 seed Teh Jin Hong.
Boys U15 Doubles
3rd – Johann Prajogo and Nge Joo Jie
Boys U18 Singles
3rd – Lee Zhi Yuan