Yip Pui Yin

Yip Pui Yin (Chinese: 葉姵延; pinyin: Yè Pèiyán; Jyutping: jip6 bui6 jin4; born 6 August 1987) is a badminton player from Hong Kong.

Yip Pui Yin
Yip Pui Yin, photographed in 2020
Personal information
Birth name葉姵延
Country Hong Kong
Born (1987-08-06) 6 August 1987 (age 33)
Hong Kong
Height1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight59 kg (130 lb)
CoachWang Chen
Women's singles
Highest ranking8 (13 January 2011)
Current ranking36 (30 April 2019)
BWF profile


Yip played at the 2005 World Badminton Championships in Anaheim. In the women's singles event she reached the third round after beating Laura Molina of Spain and Kanako Yonekura (11th seed) in round one and round two respectively. In the third round she was beaten by the 1st seed and reigning world champion Zhang Ning of China.

She won the silver medal in the 2006 Asian Games after losing to fellow Hong Kong player Wang Chen in the final. In 2007, she played at the World Championships and was defeated in the third round by Zhu Lin, of China, 9-21, 21-16, 14-21. Yip made her first appearance at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1] In 2009, she won the gold medal in the 2009 East Asian Games when her opponent Zhou Mi retired halfway through the deciding set. She won 15-21, 21-13, 17-10*.

At the 2012 London Olympics, Yip won against eighth seed Sung Ji-hyun, of South Korea, in the group stage. Then Yip Pui-yin went through to the final eight of the women's singles in badminton after she beat France's 16th seed Pi Hongyan by two games to one, winning 13-21, 21-13, 21-16. Yip faced China's Li Xuerui, who beat her two games to one.[2][1] Her performance equalled the best performance by a Hong Kong shuttler at the Olympic Games.[3]


Asian GamesEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2010 Tianhe Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China   Wang Shixian 14–21, 14–21   Bronze
2006 Aspire Hall 3, Doha, Qatar   Wang Chen 14–21, 20–22   Silver

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2008 Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia   Wang Lin 14–21, 18–21   Bronze

East Asian GamesEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2009 Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Hong Kong   Zhou Mi 15–21, 21–13, 17–10 Retired   Gold

Asian Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2005 Tennis Indoor Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia   Wang Lin 5–11, 7–11   Bronze

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 Tennis Indoor Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia   Lam Sin Ying   Ha Jung-eun
  Hong Soo-jung
7–15, 7–15   Bronze

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007. The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2013 Canada Open   Nichaon Jindapon 18–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2010 Malaysia Masters   Zhou Mi 21–16, 14–21, 21–19   Winner
2009 Australian Open   Maria Febe Kusumastuti 18–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2006 Macau Open   Judith Meulendijks 21–18, 10–21, 10–21   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF & IBF Grand Prix tournament

Record against selected opponentsEdit

Record against year-end Finals finalists, World Championships semi-finalists, and Olympic quarter-finalists.Last updated as at 17 March 2020.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Yip Pui Yin Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  2. ^ "HK shuttler Yip into final 8". The Standard. 1 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Yip equals best HK performance by reaching quarters". South China Morning Post. 2 August 2012.
  4. ^ "YIP PUI YIN Head To Head". bwfbadminton.com. Retrieved 14 April 2020.

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