Wu Yuhong
Personal information
CountryChina
Born (1966-11-03) 3 November 1966 (age 55)
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
HandednessRight
EventWomen's doubles
BWF profile

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.

Career

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]

Family

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.

Achievements

World Championships

Women's doubles

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

World Cup

Women's doubles

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

Asian Championships

Women's doubles

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

Mixed doubles

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

Asian Cup

Women's doubles

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

IBF World Grand Prix

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 China Pan Li England Gillian Clark
Denmark Nettie Nielsen
9–15, 17–14, 11–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1992 China Open China Pan Li China Yao Fen
China Lin Yanfen
14–17, 4–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1993 German Open China Chen Ying Indonesia Finarsih
Indonesia Lili Tampi
3–15, 10–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1993 China Open China Chen Ying China Pan Li
China Lin Yanfen
4–15, 15–12, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 Hong Kong Open China Chen Ying Indonesia Eliza Nathanael
Indonesia Zelin Resiana
15–7, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Korea Open China Chen Ying South Korea Chung So-young
South Korea Gil Young-ah
8–15, 12–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1990 Thailand Open China Zheng Yumin South Korea Chung Myung-hee
South Korea Park Joo-bong
3–15, 3–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

IBF International

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1986 Polish International Denmark Pernille Nedergaard –, – 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1986 Polish Open China Shi Fangjing China Li Feng
China Lin Yanfen
–, – 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

References

  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.