In a spectacular turn of events, Viktor Axelsen, an Olympic champion from Denmark, was reportedly defeated by Malaysia’s Ng Tze Yong at the All England Open badminton competition yesterday – stunning the nation and gracing multiple headlines.
With a final score of 21-16, 12-21, and 21-19, the unseeded Ng Tze Yong prevailed in the match. This marks what the sports world refers to as an ‘upset win’ – one where a highly ranked or favoured individual loses to his opponent in contrast to what may have been originally anticipated.
The victory is a major milestone for Ng Tze Yong, who is relatively unknown in the international badminton scene, and currently ranked world No. 37 in men’s singles. The 23-year-old is competing at the All England for the first time after barely cracking the top 30 in the world last year.
He faced an uphill battle against Axelsen, who is…