An Oxford University graduate became the world’s youngest monarch on Thursday.King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, who – rather conveniently – studied politics and international relations while at Oxford, is newly-crowned king of the remote country of Bhutan at the age of only 28.The lavish ceremony took place in royal palace in the capital, Thimphu. Thousands of international dignitaries flocked to the occasion, including India’s President, Pratibha Patil, governing Congress party leader Sonia Gandhi and various Bollywood stars.
Fan favorite duos Kevin Sanjaya Sukamulja and Markus Fernadi Gideon and Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan have claimed two spots in the 2020 All England quarterfinals. In Friday’s quarterfinals at the Arena Birmingham, the top seed Indonesian pair is set to play against eighth seed duo Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik of Malaysia. Meanwhile, second seed pair and defending champions Ahsan and Hendra are to face sixth seed duo Hiroyuki Endo and Yuta Watanabe of Japan. In the second round on Thursday, Kevin and Markus, popularly known as the “Minions”, defeated China’s Ou Xuan Yi and Zhang Nan, while Ahsan and Hendra, nicknamed “The Daddies”, outclassed Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi of Japan.Ahead of the quarterfinal battle, Kevin praised the Chinese pair’s abilities. “We need to perform our best and stay focused right from the beginning of the match,” he said in a statement. (gis)Topics :