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Hiroe Yuki (湯木 博恵) Niinuma

Discussion in 'Japan Professional Players' started by chris-ccc, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. chris-ccc

    chris-ccc Regular Member

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    It's sad to read the news that Hiroe Yuki (Niinuma) died of cancer on Wednesday, 07-Sep-2011. She was 62.

    Any BCers remember how great a player Hiroe was?

    Hiroe won the All-England Championships titles 5 times;
    * Singles in 1969, 1974, 1975 and 1977
    * Doubles in 1971 (with Noriko Takagi)

    Hiroe helped Japan to win 5 Uber Cup titles between 1966 and 1981.

    In 2002, Hiroe was inducted into the World Badminton Hall of Fame.
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    I also feel sad. The news suddenly appeared. She worked fine as comentater tv and editor.

    Period of her players age Women of Japan was very strong.
     

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