Loke Poh Wong heads to Poland this week to play in the YONEX BWF World Senior Championships with the goal of winning his fifth consecutive World Championships medal in Men’s Singles.
Loke Poh may be better known to many as the Events Champion in Australia, having been the driving force behind the Australian Open for many years as well as leading the BWF Sudirman Cup on the Gold Coast in 2017.
Loke Poh is also and Executive Board Member and Chair of the Events Committee for Badminton Oceania; he is also a Badminton Australia Board member.
Badminton is Loke Poh’s passion; he often takes to the court after the conclusion of play at a major event to de-stress and get in some practice working towards another world championship with a medal in mind.
Loke Poh has won four world championship medals; one silver and three bronze:
- 2011 – Vancouver, Canada – silver
- 2013 – Ankara, Turkey – bronze
- 2015 – Helsingborg, Sweden – bronze
- 2017 – Kochi, India – bronze
In 2019 he is aiming for the elusive gold and his fifth medal; playing in the Men’s Singles 60+ where he is seeded 5th – 8th in what is one of the strongest fields that he has faced.
There are over 1,500 players in 9 age groups playing in the 2019 Championships which begin on Sunday 4th August.
Follow the draw, schedule and results on bit.ly/2OwKPB0