Badminton world champion Kento Momota departs for Japan

More Sports Jan 15, 2020

Badminton world champion Kento Momota departs for Japan

Men's badminton world No. 1 Kento Momota returned to Japan on Wednesday after being injured in a car crash in Malaysia earlier this week. Momota left a hospital in Putrajaya, Malaysia's federal administrative capital, on Tuesday evening, according to a hospital source. He landed at Narita ...

Kento Momota opens Olympic year with Malaysia triumph

More Sports Jan 12, 2020

Kento Momota opens Olympic year with Malaysia triumph

Kento Momota, the world's No. 1 men's badminton player, opened his year by winning the Malaysia Masters on Sunday. Momota beat Denmark's Viktor Axelsen 24-22, 21-11 in the men's singles final to win his first title of the year ahead of this summer's Tokyo Olympics. ...

Kento Momota wins second straight title at national championships

More Sports Dec 1, 2019

Kento Momota wins second straight title at national championships

World No. 1 Kento Momota won his second straight badminton national championship after defeating Kenta Nishimoto in the men's singles final on Sunday. The two-time reigning world champion Momota earned his third national crown, cruising past Nishimoto 21-14, 21-12 at Komazawa Gymnasium in Tokyo in ...

Kento Momota stunned as China wins Sudirman Cup

More Sports May 26, 2019

Kento Momota stunned as China wins Sudirman Cup

Shi Yuqi stunned world champion Kento Momota as hosts China whitewashed Japan for an 11th Sudirman Cup title on Sunday. Japan has never won the badminton world mixed-team championship and its search will go on after it was well-beaten 3-0 in the Chinese city of ...