Hurlburt-Yu and Josephine Wu

Josephine Wu


• First represented Canada internationally at the 2008 Pan American Junior Badminton Championships
• Named to the Canadian senior national team in 2016
• Has reached the women’s doubles finals at the Pan American Championships each year since 2016, winning two gold medals
• Winner of five BWF World Tour Events


Getting into the Sport: Has been playing badminton since she was seven years old… Outside Interests: Plays tennis, squash, and volleyball during the competitive season to keep in shape… Enjoys hiking in the mountains during the off-season… Studying to be an Occupational Therapist… Odds and Ends: Collects magnets and pins from her travels… Considers Rafael Nadal her sporting role model because of his passion on the court and his respect for his opponents on and off the court…

Notable International Results

BWF World Championships: 2018 – Round of 64 (doubles);

Pan American Championships: 2019 – GOLD (mixed doubles), SILVER (doubles}; 2018 – GOLD (mixed doubles), SILVER (doubles); 2017 – GOLD (doubles), Round of 16 (mixed doubles); 2016 – GOLD (doubles), SILVER (mixed doubles);

Universiade – 2017 – Round of 32 (doubles), Round of 32 (mixed doubles), 13th (mixed team)

BWF World Junior Championships: 2012 – 1st round (singles), 1st round (doubles), 2nd round (mixed doubles)