Thread: Hiroe Yuki (湯木 博恵) Niinuma
09-08-2011, 10:52 PM #1
Hiroe Yuki (湯木 博恵) Niinuma
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.
09-08-2011, 11:10 PM #2
Hiroe Yuki also won the gold medal at the 1970 Asian Games
Hiroe also won the gold medal at the 1970 Asian Games in Bangkok.
Here are a few related links;
09-10-2011, 11:53 PM #3
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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