Spotlight on Singapore’s sports stars: dynamic badminton duo, Lifestyle News

What is a game that two can play and both can win? For many, it is love. For Terry Hee, 27, and Tan Wei Han, 29, it’s love and badminton.

Since beginning their individual careers in professional badminton, the mixed doubles pair – once ranked world No. 15 in 2017 – have come out on top in several competitions together always supporting each other on the court.

And that on-court chemistry led to the ultimate smash: They tied the knot in 2021, cementing their partnership and relationship.

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Character Biography

Terry has been playing professionally since 2014, after coming through the Singapore Sports School (SSS) badminton academy youth system. He took a break during national service from 2019 to 2021.

Most recently, at the Singapore Open Badminton, Terry and partner Loh Kean Hean (yes, older brother of super commuter Loh Kean Yew) advanced to the men’s doubles quarter-finals, after defeating Junaidi Arif and Muhammad Haikal of Malaysia in a 21-9, 21-17 victory.

On the other hand, Wei Han (who also attended SSS) started her professional career in 2011. Despite multiple injuries and setbacks, she came back stronger each time.

The pair have played together as a mixed doubles team since the start of their professional careers, securing first place in various Badminton World Federation (BWF) international challenges.

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Achievement unlocked

The duo tied the knot in October 2021 and, that same month, won their first gold medal as a married couple by winning the Czech Republic Open. This victory was all the more significant for them as their ranking had fallen to No. 788 due to Terry’s break during Nova Scotia, Wei Han’s injury and the Covid-19 pandemic.

They will then claim their first BWF World Tour Super 500 title at the 2022 Indian Open, and a third title at the BWF World Tour Super 100 event in France for the Orleans Masters. ICYDK means three international titles in six months!

And since May 2022, they have climbed to 44th in the world. Sibei impressive.

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Higher level

On July 28, Terry and para-powerlifter Nur Aini binte Mohamad Yasli will be the flag bearers for Team Singapore at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Can you spot the pair in the IG video above?

Without a doubt, our dynamic Little Red Dot duo continue to train hard and aim to return to the Under-20 rankings. They have also set their sights on Paris 2024, where they hope to win more medals. Gambatte!

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This article was first published in wonderwall.sg.

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