Wu Yuhong

Wu Yuhong (Chinese: 吴宇红; pinyin: Wú Yùhóng, born 3 November 1966) is a former Chinese badminton player.[1] Yuhong was the runner-up in 1993 Birmingham World Championships and has won medals in several other prominent competitions such as World Cup, Uber Cup, Asian Cup, Asian Championships, Asian Games and East Asian Games.

Wu Yuhong
Personal information
CountryChina
Born (1966-11-03) 3 November 1966 (age 54)
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
HandednessRight
EventWomen's doubles
BWF profile

CareerEdit

Wu Yuhong, whose ancestral home is in Hualien county, Taiwan, is a member of the Ami tribe of Taiwan’s aboriginal tribe and a member of the Taiwan League. In the 14th Uber Cup held in 1992, she won the gold medal, beating South Korea in the final. She won 1992 Asian Badminton Championships, 1993 East Asian Games team event, China Open, Hong Kong Open, National championships twice, and most importantly World Badminton Championships women’s doubles runner-up in 1993. She also won a silver in the 1994 Uber Cup after losing to Indonesian team. She has won nearly 100 championships, runner-up medals and trophies. After retiring from the national team, she was invited to Thailand to serve as the coach of the country's badminton women's team. She currently works at the Ping-Badminton Center of the Fujian Provincial Sports Industry Brigade, in charge of administrative work related to the event, and she is still a badminton coach in her spare time.[2]

FamilyEdit

Wu Yuhong was born in a sports family. Her father, Wu Yuanjin, came to People's republic of China from Taiwan in his early years. In the 1950s, he won consecutive hurdles and long jump championships in the All-Army Games, and later served as the captain of the Bayi Track and Field Team. He is also a well-known social activist and former Taiwan Federation of Fujian Province. Wu Yuhong's mother, Chen Shaoying, was the champion of the first National Games Women's Cycling Race and her brother Wu Yuqi was a member of the Bayi Parachuting Team.

AchievementsEdit

World ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1993 National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, England   Chen Ying   Nong Qunhua
  Zhou Lei
5–15, 10–15   Silver

World CupEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1994 Phan Đình Phùng Indoor Stadium,
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  Chen Ying   Chung So-young
  Gil Young-ah
10–15, 7–15   Bronze

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1991 Cheras Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Pan Li   Chung So-young
  Hwang Hye-young
5–15, 10–15   Bronze
1992 Cheras Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Pan Li   Ladawan Mulasartsatorn
  Piyathip Sansaniyakulvilai
15–0, 15–6   Gold
1994 Shanghai Gymnasium, Shanghai, China   Chen Ying   Ge Fei
  Gu Jun
11–15, 14–18   Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1991 Cheras Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Yu Yong   Lee Sang-bok
  Chung So-young
4–15, 13–18   Bronze

Asian CupEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1994 Beijing Gymnasium, Beijing, China   Chen Ying   Chung So-young
  Jang Hye-ock
9–15, 5–15   Silver

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) from 1983 to 2006.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1991 Finnish Open   Pan Li   Gillian Clark
  Nettie Nielsen
9–15, 17–14, 11–15   Runner-up
1992 China Open   Pan Li   Yao Fen
  Lin Yanfen
14–17, 4–15   Runner-up
1993 German Open   Chen Ying   Finarsih
  Lili Tampi
3–15, 10–15   Runner-up
1993 China Open   Chen Ying   Pan Li
  Lin Yanfen
4–15, 15–12, 15–4   Winner
1993 Hong Kong Open   Chen Ying   Eliza Nathanael
  Zelin Resiana
15–7, 15–8   Winner
1994 Korea Open   Chen Ying   Chung So-young
  Gil Young-ah
8–15, 12–15   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1990 Thailand Open   Zheng Yumin   Chung Myung-hee
  Park Joo-bong
3–15, 3–15   Runner-up

IBF InternationalEdit

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1986 Polish International   Pernille Nedergaard –, –   Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1986 Polish Open   Shi Fangjing   Li Feng
  Lin Yanfen
–, –   Winner

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Profile:Wu Yuhong". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 16 December 2020.
  2. ^ "为祖国的强大、为民族团结而自豪——记台盟盟员、第五届全国民族团结进步大会先进个人吴宇红". www.taimeng.gov.cn (in Chinese). Taiwan Democratic Public Network. 5 November 2009. Retrieved 16 December 2020.