Yu Mengyu

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Yu Mengyu
Nationality Singapore
Born (1989-08-18) 18 August 1989 (age 30)[1]
Playing styleRight-handed, shakehand grip
Highest ranking9 (March 2010)[2]
Current ranking47 (August 2018)
Height1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in)[3]

Yu Mengyu (simplified Chinese: 于梦雨; traditional Chinese: 于夢雨; pinyin: Yú Mèngyǔ; born 18 August 1989) is a Singaporean table tennis player.[1] She was part of the team that won the 2010 World Team Table Tennis Championships in Moscow, Russia. She represented Singapore in the 2016 Summer Olympics (Team & Singles).

2016 Summer Olympics[edit]

Yu participated in ITTF Asian-Olympics Qualifier (South-East Asian region) at Hong Kong from 13-17 April 2016. She was the runner-up in SEA group, losing to her team-mate, Feng Tianwei. According to May 2016 ranking published by International Table Tennis Federation, she qualified for the singles event at Rio de Janeiro Olympics. This will be her Olympics debut.[4] She was seeded ninth in singles event and fourth in women's team event. She reached the singles Quarter-Final but lost 2-4 to Kim Song-i of North Korea.[5] Feng, Yu and Zhou reached the semi-final of the team event but lost to China 0-3. In the bronze medal match, the trio was defeated by Japan 1-3.[6]

Singles Event
Date Round Result Opponent Score Individual Sets
- 1st Bye
- 2nd Bye
7 August 3rd Win Australia Lay Jian Fang 4-0 11-9 11-9 11-6 12-10 - -
8 August 4th Win South Korea Jeon Ji Hee 4-1 12-10 8-11 12-10 11-7 11-2 -
9 August Quarter-Final Loss North Korea Kim Song-i 2-4 8-11 11-6 5-11 6-11 11-9 6-11
Team Event
Date Round Result Opponent Score
12 August Round of 16 Win  Egypt 3-0
13 August Quarter-Final Win  South Korea 3-2
15 August Semi-Final Loss  China 0-3
16 August Bronze Medal match Loss  Japan 1-3

Career records[edit]

Singles
  • Olympics : QF (2016).
  • World Championships: round of 64 (2013, 2017) ; round of 32 (2011) ; round of 16 (2009, 2015).
  • World Cup : QF (2012).
  • World Tour Grand Finals: QF (2009) ; SF (2014).
  • Asian Championships: round of 16 (2007, 2009) ; QF (2013).
  • Asian Cup : 3rd (2014), QF (2016).
  • Asian Games : 3rd (2018).
  • Commonwealth Games : 2nd (2010, 2014, 2018).
  • Southeast Asian Games : 1st (2013).
Women's Doubles
Mixed Doubles
  • World Championships: round of 64 (2009); round of 32 (2015) ; round of 16 (2011, 2013).
  • Southeast Asian Games : 1st (2015), 2nd (2017).
  • Asian Championships: 2nd (2015).
  • Commonwealth Games : 1st (2018).
Team
  • Olympics : 4th (2016).
  • World Championships: 1st (2010); 2nd (2008, 2012) ; 3rd (2014) ; QF (2016).
  • World Team Cup: 2nd (2009, 2010) ; 3rd (2011, 2013, 2015).
  • Asian Championships: 2nd (2007, 2009, 2012), 3rd (2013).
  • Asian Games : 2nd (2010); 3rd (2014); QF (2018).
  • Commonwealth Games: 1st (2010, 2014); 2nd (2018).
  • Southeast Asian Games : 1st (2009, 2013, 2015, 2017).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Profile on STTA website". Singapore Table Tennis Association. Retrieved 7 August 2010.
  2. ^ "ITTF world ranking". International Table Tennis Federation. Retrieved 7 August 2010.
  3. ^ "Athlete's Profile". 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  4. ^ Gao Ning and Yu Mengyu secure individual slots at Rio Olympics
  5. ^ Olympics: S'pore's Feng and Yu eliminated in table tennis quarter-finals
  6. ^ Singapore table tennis players failed to retain team bronze after loss to Japan.