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Josephine Yuenling Wu (born 20 January 1995) is a Canadian badminton player.[2][3] Josephine is currently a business student at the University of Alberta and has been competing in badminton since she was seven years old. As a junior, she has won 29 provincial titles and was a member of Team Canada at the 2012 BWF World Junior Championships and the Pan Am Junior Badminton Championships from 2008 to 2013. Despite having a full course load in university, Josephine’s passion for the sport has motivated her to continue balancing her school work and training. She was the mixed doubles winner at the 2014 College-University National Championships and went on to represent Canada at the 2014 World University Badminton Championships in Cordoba, Spain. Outside of training, Josephine also enjoys coaching her high school’s badminton team.[4] In 2016, she won the gold medal in the mixed team event at the Pan Am Badminton Championships.[5] In the individual event, she won the gold medal in the women's doubles and silver medal in the mixed doubles event.[6][7] Wu was a gold medalist in the mixed doubles event at the 2019 Lima Pan American Games.[8]

Josephine Wu
Personal information
Birth nameJosephine Yuenling Wu
Country Canada
Born (1995-01-20) 20 January 1995 (age 24)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada[1]
ResidenceEdmonton, Alberta, Canada
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
CoachWang Wen
Women's singles & doubles
Highest ranking421 (WS 23 April 2019)
66 (WD 15 June 2017)
35 (XD 20 August 2019)
Current ranking440 (WS), 92 (WD), 35 (XD) (10 September 2019)
BWF profile

AchievementsEdit

Pan American GamesEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Polideportivo 3,
Lima, Peru
  Joshua Hurlburt-Yu   Nyl Yakura
  Kristen Tsai
18–21, 21–12, 21–15   Gold

Pan Am ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Gimnasio Olímpico,
Aguascalientes, Mexico
  Catherine Choi   Rachel Honderich
  Kristen Tsai
15–21, 25–27   Silver
2018 Teodoro Palacios Flores Gymnasium,
Guatemala City, Guatemala
  Michelle Tong   Rachel Honderich
  Kristen Tsai
21–17, 17–21, 14–21   Silver
2017 Sports City Coliseum,
Havana, Cuba
  Michelle Tong   Daniela Macias
  Danica Nishimura
21–11, 21–12   Gold
2016 Clube Fonte São Paulo,
Campinas, Brazil
  Michelle Tong   Paula La Torre Regal
  Luz Maria Zornoza
21–17, 21–17   Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Gimnasio Olímpico,
Aguascalientes, Mexico
  Joshua Hurlburt-Yu   Fabricio Farias
  Jaqueline Lima
21–14, 21–19   Gold
2018 Teodoro Palacios Flores Gymnasium,
Guatemala City, Guatemala
  Ty Alexander Lindeman   Nyl Yakura
  Kristen Tsai
21–14, 26–24   Gold
2016 Clube Fonte São Paulo,
Campinas, Brazil
  Nathan Osborne   Nyl Yakura
  Brittney Tam
17–21, 17–21   Silver

Pan Am Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2013 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico   Lohaynny Vicente 13–21, 19–21   Bronze
2012 Millennium Place,
Edmonton, Canada
  Cherie Chow 13–21, 20–22   Bronze

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico   Takeisha Wang   Cherie Chow
  Christine Yang
17–21, 15–21   Silver
2012 Millennium Place,
Edmonton, Canada
  Takeisha Wang   Cherie Chow
  Christine Yang
21–18, 18–21, 21–23   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico   Nathan Osborne   Kevin Chan
  Christine Yang
21–16, 15–21, 21–18   Gold
2012 Millennium Place,
Edmonton, Canada
  Nathan Osborne   Phillip Chew
  Iris Wang
19–21, 16–21   Bronze

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Bulgarian Open   Catherine Choi   Bengisu Erçetin
  Nazlıcan İnci
8–21, 8–21   Runner-up
2018 Guatemala International   Talia Ng   Eliana Zhang
  Wendy Zhang
14–21, 21–17, 21–10   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 South Australia International   Joshua Hurlburt-Yu   Dejan Ferdinansyah
  Serena Kani
21–19, 25–27, 21–16   Winner
2019 Bulgarian Open   Joshua Hurlburt-Yu   Matthew Clare
  Lizzie Tolman
21–16, 21–16   Winner
2018 Santo Domingo Open   Joshua Hurlburt-Yu   Fabricio Farias
  Jaqueline Lima
21–17, 16–21, 22–20   Winner
2018 Guatemala International   Joshua Hurlburt-Yu   Leodannis Martínez
  Tahimara Oropeza
21–12, 21–18   Winner
2018 Yonex / K&D Graphics International   Joshua Hurlburt-Yu   Sattawat Pongnairat
  Kerry Xu
21–16, 21–13   Winner
2017 Yonex / K&D Graphics International   Toby Ng   Sattawat Pongnairat
  Kuei-Ya Chen
21–19, 21–15   Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Josephine Wu". Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Players: Josephine Wu". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Josephine Wu". www.badminton.ca. Badminton Canada. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Josephine Wu, Coach". bactivebadminton.com. B-Active Badminton Club. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Team Canada wins the 20th Pan American Badminton Championships". www.badminton.ca. Badminton Canada. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Golden Sweep for Canada - Finals: Pan Am Individual Championships". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 7 October 2016. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Gold's go to Canada in Campinhas". www.badmintonpanam.org. Badminton Pan Am. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Canada's badminton team enjoys dominant day at Pan Ams". CBC.ca. 2 August 2019. Retrieved 3 August 2019.

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