Yu Mengyu is a renowned table tennis player from Singapore. However, she was born in China and played for the country till 2006. After that, she joined the STTA Singapore Table Tennis Association and later became a citizen of Singapore. Yu Mengyu has represented Singapore in many international tournaments including the Olympics.
Yu Mengyu is a right handed player and has a shake hand grip. She has played at World championships, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, Asian Cup, World Cup and South east Asian Games. In total, she has about 15 Gold and 15 silver medals representing Singapore in these tournaments. She is currently retired and works as a coach for the junior team.
Interestingly, she has represented Singapore twice in the Olympics tournaments. The first time was in 2016 and the next was in 2020 which was her last international tournament. She recently retired in 2022 and had a world ranking of 24 at the time of her retirement. Her career best world ranking was No 9 which she got in the year 2010.
Yu Mengyu was born on the 18th of August 1989 in Liaoning region of China. Yu Mengyu’s current age is 33 years.
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Yu Mengyu was born and brought up in China in the Liaoning region. As her mother was a national level table tennis player, she got good encouragement to take up the game from a young age. She initially started playing during her school days at the age of 5. She managed to reach the provincial level in China when she was in her high school.
During that time, she got an offer from Chen Yong who was the coach of Singapore TT association. As this opportunity allowed her to participate in International games and get better training in Singapore, she decided to move to that place along with her family. Yu Mengyu became a member of STTA when she was 17 years old.
Yu Mengyu has played in the Singles, Doubles and Mixed doubles category for Singapore at the International level. She has won medals in all the categories in her career and earned a good name for herself as a renowned sportsperson of the country. She is currently working as a coach for junior level players in the age group of 9 to 12 at the STTA.
Yu Mengyu hails from a middle class family from China. Her father works for a private firm and her mother was a table tennis player during her younger days. Yu Mengyu’s mother played at the national level and represented her hometown in China. The family currently stay in Singapore.
Boyfriend, Husband and Relationships
The relationship status of Yu Mengyu is not confirmed. However, she is not married and has not disclosed any details about her boyfriend. She currently stays with her parents in her Singapore home and is likely to get married in the next few years.
Yu Mengyu is very fashion conscious even though she is a sports person. Her height is around 5.6 feet and she weighs around 50 kgs. She has a natural slim outlook and also trains hard to maintain her fitness. She has fair skin and medium length black hair. Interestingly, she is fond of wearing jewelry and also wears them while playing international level matches. She is often seen wearing gold necklace, earrings, rings on fingers and bracelet.
Yu Mengyu initially started her career in China and played at the regional level during her high school years. After that, she joined the Singapore Table Tennis Association in the year 2006 and started participating in Asian Games and South East Asian Games in 2007. She won the Gold playing in the doubles and team category in 2007 at SEA Games.
In the year 2010, she participated in the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi and won the Gold Medal for her team. During the same time, she was also part of Asian Championship games and won the silver medal in the team category. She also won the silver at Asian Games in Guangzhou playing for her team.
The 2010 World championships held at Moscow saw her winning the gold medal for her team. This was a big boost for her career and she later managed to participate in many international tournaments and won several medals in doubles, team and singles category. Yu has an excellent track record at the Commonwealth games with 5 gold medals in her career.
Similarly at the South East Asian Games, she has better record with over 9 gold medals and two silver medals in different categories. Meanwhile, she had lot of injury problems during 2014 and was not able to participate in many games for the next few years. After her surgery in 2016, she was resting for more than a year.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics was her last international tournament and she later announced her retirement in the year 2022. After this, she has continued her association with Singapore TT Association and trains junior players.
Yu Mengyu is one of the top sports personality from Singapore. The net worth of Yu Mengyu is around $5 million. She is the brand ambassador of many top products and companies in Singapore. Apart from that, she also has good sponsorship from top companies. She owns many luxury vehicles and mansion in Singapore.
Facts and Information
Yu Mengyu is a citizen of Singapore even though she was born in China. She left China when she was 17 years old and moved to Singapore along with her family. After that, she has stayed in Singapore and even represented the country at International level.
As of 2022, the world ranking of Yu Mengyu is No. 24 in the list of top table tennis players in the world. Earlier in 2010, she was ranked at World No. 9 and this is her highest world ranking in her entire career.
Most people get surprised when they see Yu Mengyu wearing jewelry even while playing table tennis at international level. However, she says that wearing them gives her some confidence and she looks different from others in this way.
In 2014, she suffered a bad spinal and shoulder injury. She had to take bed rest for about a month to recover. When she participated in the Rio 2016 events, she had to take PRP therapy and injections to reduce the pain.