Beijing: China’s retired women’s doubles players Lao Yujing, who was a member of the 1986, 1988 Uber Cup Championships team, passed away at age 50 two days ago in Guangzhou China.
Lao won the bronze medal at the 1985 IBF World Championships in mixed doubles with Xinguang. At the China Open in 1987, she lost the final of the women’s doubles (5-15 and 2-15) with her teammate Wu Jianqiu to Lin Ying and Guan Weizhen.
After her retirement from the Chinese national team, Lao went back to her hometown in Guangzhou and dedicated her work in identifying, nurturing and developing young badminton talents in Guangzhou.
When paying tribute to Lao, her former teammate Guan Weizhen said Lao was a very talented badminton player and had made huge contribution to the development of badminton in China. Her death was a huge loss to China’s badminton community.