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Sze Yu (born 30 September 1962) is a Chinese-born Australian actor, television presenter and retired badminton player. As a badminton player, he represented both Hong Kong and Australia. In the 1980s, he was one of the top players in the world. He started his acting career in Taiwan, while still a badminton player. He has since acted in over 60 TV dramas in Taiwan and
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Athletic career

Sze Yu's father Sze Ning On was a
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badminton player who in 1955 arrived in China to play for the China national badminton team (which at that time was completely made up of Chinese Indonesians). He married Sze Yu's mother, a teacher at the Central Academy of Drama, in Beijing, later moving the family to Shanghai where Sze Yu was born. Sze Yu started seriously playing his father's sport at age 9. In 1979, the Sze family settled in British Hong Kong and Sze Yu soon distinguished himself as the top player in the territory. In September 1983, his family immigrated to Australia for his education. Despite having become an Australian citizen, Sze still represented Hong Kong in the 1984 Thomas & Uber Cup, 1984 Thomas Cup as he hadn't met the 2-year residency requirement to represent Australia. Representing Australia, Sze received 2 medals at the 1986 Commonwealth Games. He was also named to the Australian 1986 Thomas & Uber Cup, 1986 Thomas Cup team but an injury kept him away from the competition. He did play at the 1988 Thomas & Uber Cup, 1988 Thomas Cup for Team Australia, coached by his father.


Individual Achievements


IBF World Grand Prix

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) from 1983 to 2006. ''Men's singles''


Team Competitions


Acting career

In 1989, while nursing an injury in Taipei, Taiwan, where his father took over the Chinese Taipei national badminton team a year prior, Sze Yu was invited by Liu Li-li, a television director, to participate in her TV drama ''Wanjun'', written by the creator Chiung Yao. Liu was taking a team from Chinese Television System to Beijing to create the first-ever Taiwanese TV drama filmed in
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. Under the encouragement of his mother, a Beijing native, Sze took on the supporting role of Zhou Shuhao. The series proved massively popular throughout the Chinese-speaking world, and Sze, after winning the Australian Open (badminton), Australian International in the same year, decided to retire to pursue an acting career. Today, Sze is still active in television, mostly in
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Filmography


Film


TV dramas


References


External links


Sze Yu
on Sina Weibo {{DEFAULTSORT:Sze, Yu Male actors from Shanghai 20th-century Hong Kong male actors 21st-century Hong Kong male actors 20th-century Australian male actors 21st-century Australian male actors 20th-century Chinese male actors 21st-century Chinese male actors Chinese male television actors Hong Kong male television actors Australian male television actors Chinese television presenters Hong Kong television presenters Australian television presenters 1962 births Living people Badminton players from Shanghai Australian people of Chinese descent Australian male badminton players Hong Kong male badminton players Badminton players at the 1982 Commonwealth Games Commonwealth Games competitors for Hong Kong Badminton players at the 1986 Commonwealth Games Commonwealth Games silver medallists for Australia Commonwealth Games bronze medallists for Australia Commonwealth Games medallists in badminton Badminton players at the 1982 Asian Games Asian Games competitors for Hong Kong