Bao-Tang reunion in Australia

Following in the footsteps of Tang Yuanting, Bao Yixin has decided to move to Australia for the next stage in her career. The former world #1 left China’s national badminton […]

Following in the footsteps of Tang Yuanting, Bao Yixin has decided to move to Australia for the next stage in her career. The former world #1 left China’s national badminton team in 2017.

Both Tang Yuanting and Bao Yixin were expected to be among China’s key players in this Tokyo Olympic cycle, but they left the national team in 2016 and 2017 respectively. The duo won the 2015 All England Championship in their first tournament together and were slated to reunite for the 2016 Denmark Open. The plan was shattered when Tang Yuanting left China’s team after Rio Olympics.

However, their reunion will be taking place not in Denmark, nor in their home country, but in Australia. Coincidentally, the ex-badminton partner chose Australia as their next career advancement location. Like Tang before her, Bao Yixin will be making her return as a badminton rather than as a player.  According to an announcement on the Facebook page of Australia’s National Badminton Centre, Bao Yixin will be coaching elite training and adult group lessons.  Late last year, it was announced that Tang Yuanting had joined the centre as coach in their programme.

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