Yip Pui Yin

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Yip Pui Yin
TOTAL BWF World Champs 2015 Day 2 Yip Pui Yin.jpg
Personal information
Birth name 葉姵延
Country  Hong Kong
Born (1987-08-06) 6 August 1987 (age 29)
Hong Kong
Height 164 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 59 kg (130 lb)
Handedness Right
Coach Wang Chen
Women's Singles
Current ranking 26 (19 March 2015)
BWF profile
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yip.

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



She 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 Pui Yin made her first appearance at the Olympics.[1]


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 claimed the scalp of 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]

Career achievements[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Opponent Score
Semifinalist 2007 China Masters Super Series China Xie Xingfang 6–21, 16–21
Winner 2010 Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold Hong Kong Zhou Mi
Semifinalist 2010 BWF Super Series Masters Finals China Wang Shixian 15–21, 14–21
Semifinalist 2011 India Super Series Thailand Porntip Buranaprasertsuk 13–21, 8–21
Semifinalist 2012 Chinese Taipei Open Grand Prix Gold Chinese Taipei Tai Tzu-Ying 21–18, 10–21, 9–21
Semifinalist 2013 Indonesia Super Series Premier China Li Xuerui 21–17, 11–21, 11–21

Record against selected opponents[edit]

Includes results against Olympic quarterfinals, Worlds semifinalists, and Super Series finalists, as well as all Olympic opponents.[4]


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