Akane Yamaguchi, Nozomi Okuhara book Tokyo Olympics berths

More Sports Mar 13, 2020

Akane Yamaguchi, Nozomi Okuhara book Tokyo Olympics berths

Akane Yamaguchi and Nozomi Okuhara have ensured their places at the Tokyo Olympics by advancing Thursday to the women's singles quarterfinals at the All England Open Badminton Championships. World No. 3 Yamaguchi beat compatriot Sayaka Takahashi 21-13, 21-15 in the round of 16, while fourth-ranked ...

More Sports Mar 4, 2019

Kento Momota, Akane Yamaguchi win as Japan dominates German Open

Kento Momota and Akane Yamaguchi won the men's and women's singles finals, respectively, to complete a dominant showing by Japanese players at the Badminton World Federation German Open on Sunday. World champion Momota, 24, outdueled Kenta Nishimoto 21-10, 21-16 to take the men's crown in ...

Kento Momota wins men's singles at national championship

More Sports Dec 2, 2018

Kento Momota wins men's singles at national championship

World No. 1 Kento Momota won his second badminton national championship on Sunday, beating Kenta Nishimoto in the men's singles final. Momota, the reigning world champion, defeated world No. 9 Nishimoto 21-9, 18-21, 21-11 at Tokyo's Komazawa Gymnasium. The 24-year-old Momota won his maiden championship in ...