Brian Yang (Canada) continues to show tremendous progress in the men’s singles discipline. Yesterday, he defeated world no. 13 Kanta Tsuneyama in the Thomas Cup group stage team tie between Canada and Japan.

He had also defeated Jonatan Christie last week in the Sudirman Cup. Earlier, he gave a hard time to Chou Tien Chen at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by dragging Chou to a rubber.

The rapid progress that the 19-year-old Canadian has made is partly attributed to the quality training that he has done recently.

Yang has, before the Sudirman Cup, trained at Peter Gade Academy in Denmark for two months. He was also a sparring partner for Viktor Axelsen in Dubai some weeks back.

Yang told BWF Badminton, “I’ve been training in Denmark for the last two months, and I also was in Dubai with Viktor, and I’ve experienced different kinds of training styles, with shorter intervals and more explosive footwork and shots.

“I’ve been trying to simulate that in the training sessions with the Canadian team here and I think it’s been good.”