Badminton: Former Singapore shuttler Yao Lei to come out of retirement for July's Singapore Open

Former national shuttler Yao Lei is best known for her women's doubles partnership with Shinta Mulia Sari. They are pictured here playing at the SEA Games in Myanmar in December 2013. They also paired up for the Commonwealth and the Olympic Games.
Former national shuttler Yao Lei is best known for her women's doubles partnership with Shinta Mulia Sari. They are pictured here playing at the SEA Games in Myanmar in December 2013. They also paired up for the Commonwealth and the Olympic Games.ST FILE PHOTO

Doubles specialist entered for women's and mixed events but unsure of rejoining national fold

A familiar face from Singapore badminton's past will come out of retirement for the July 17-22 Singapore Badminton Open at the Indoor Stadium.

Former national doubles player Yao Lei, who retired after the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, is entered for the women's and mixed doubles events in the Badminton World Federation World Tour Super 500 tournament.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 16, 2018, with the headline 'Ex-shuttler Yao to return at S'pore open'. Print Edition | Subscribe