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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Hiroe Yuki, Japanese badminton player, died she was 62.

Hiroe Yuki was a Japanese badminton player. She won numerous major international titles from the late 1960s to the late 1970s died she was 62..

(15 November 1948 – 7 September 2011)

  Career

Yuki was among the most notable of a cadre of fine players who helped Japan to win all but one of the six Uber Cup (women's world team) competitions held between 1966 and 1981.[1] With the possible exception of Etsuko Toganoo she was Japan's most successful ever player at the prestigious All-England Championships winning four singles titles (1969, 1974, 1975, 1977) there, as well as a doubles title (1971) in partnership with her friendly rival Noriko Takagi.[2]
She overcame an Achilles tendon rupture early in her career to compile her impressive record.[3] She won the bronze medal at the 1977 IBF World Championships in women's singles.
In 1986, she married Kenji Niinuma, a Japanese popular enka singer, and together they later had two children, a son and a daughter. In 2002, Yuki was inducted into the World Badminton Hall of Fame.



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