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 advances to Malaysia Masters semis

More Sports Jan 11, 2020

Kento Momota advances to Malaysia Masters semis

Kento Momota lost the second game on Friday but recovered to beat China's Huang Yu Xiang 21-13, 19-21, 21-9 to book a semifinals berth at the Malaysia Masters. The world No. 1 is set for a last four showdown against Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia, who ...

Kento Momota caps stellar year with 11th badminton title

More Sports Dec 15, 2019

Kento Momota caps stellar year with 11th badminton title

World No. 1 Kento Momota fought back from a game down to win his 11th badminton title of the year on Sunday with victory at the BWF World Tour Finals. The peerless Japanese player defeated Indonesia's Anthony Ginting 17-21, 21-17, 21-14 in 87 high-quality minutes ...

World No. 1 Kento Momota named BWF Player of the Year

More Sports Dec 10, 2019

World No. 1 Kento Momota named BWF Player of the Year

World No. 1 Kento Momota was named the Male Player of the Year by the Badminton World Federation on Monday at an awards ceremony recognizing 2019's top performers. "I'm very happy and brimming with confidence," said Momota, who won 10 international competitions this season including ...