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‘WHAT’S IMPORTANT IS HEART,’ SAYS YIP PUI YIN

‘WHAT’S IMPORTANT IS HEART,’ SAYS YIP PUI YIN

Badminton
“What’s important is the heart,” said the 34-year-old, at the TotalEnergies BWF World Championships 2021 in December, which was 16 years after her first World Championships in 2005. “I still have the heart for badminton. that’s why I keep going on. It makes me want to continue. Because if I quit I won’t have a chance any more to come to play tournaments, or to stay on court. That’s why I want to go on until I cannot anymore.” Yip showcases her jump smashing style. With the exception of Linda Zetchiri, Yip possibly has the longest tenure among active women’s singles players, having made her debut in 2003. “My first World Championships was in California in 2005,” recalled Yip. “This time (Huelva) is very meaningful because of the lockdown for around two years and I’m old already. So ...