The City Wanderer : Dark pearl in badminton court

【明報專訊】Any casual watcher of badminton would have heard of Yip Pui Yin (葉姵延), the player representing Hong Kong in the women's singles in Rio this year. The 28-year-old, nicknamed "dark girl" in Chinese for her complexion (膚色), made her Olympics debut 8 years ago. She has always impressed the audience with her tenacity and power in the court. Known for her speed and signature jump smash, Yip has adopted a style that is more common in male players than in females, making herself one of Hong Kong's most recognised badminton players.