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Yu Peng Kean
Personal information
Full name Yu Peng Kean
Born (1991-05-08) 8 May 1991 (age 27)
Malacca, Malaysia
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 64 kg (141 lb)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 尤炳堅
Simplified Chinese 尤炳坚
Hanyu Pinyin Yóu Bǐngjiān
Hokkien POJ Iû Péngkian
Sport
Country  Malaysia

Yu Peng Kean (born 8 May 1991 in Malacca, Malaysia) is a retired Malaysian fencer.[1] At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed in the Men's sabre, but was defeated in the top 32 by Áron Szilágyi who went on to win gold medal in the event.[2] Yu suffered a knee injury at the 2011 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Jakarta, with which he struggled for the remainder of his career. Following the 2012 Summer Olympics, he underwent anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction on both legs. He took bronze at the 2015 SEA Games after being defeated by Vũ Thành An of Vietnam, but re-injured his knee. He underwent surgery again, and planned to compete at the 2017 SEA Games with hopes of winning a silver or gold medal, but the condition of his knee continued to worsen, and he announced his retirement from fencing in February 2017.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ London2012.com
  2. ^ "Peng Kean Yu". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "尤炳坚2月退役 马佩剑靠2新人征东运" [Yu Peng Kean retired in February; Malaysian sabre fencing to rely on two rookies at SEA Games]. Oriental Daily News (Malaysia). 5 July 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2018. 
  4. ^ "Injury prone Yu bows out". Malay Mail. 10 February 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2018.