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 ...

World's best to clash in Badminton Asia Championships final

More Sports Apr 27, 2019

World's best to clash in Badminton Asia Championships final

The two best badminton players in the world will battle it out in Sunday's final of the Badminton Asia Championships when title-holder Kento Momota faces Shi Yuqi. The women's decider in the Chinese city of Wuhan is another Japan vs. China showdown with Akane Yamaguchi ...

Kento Momota rallies to win Singapore Open final

More Sports Apr 14, 2019

Kento Momota rallies to win Singapore Open final

Kento Momota withstood a barrage of smashes from Anthony Sinisuka Ginting to rally for a thrilling 10-21, 21-19, 21-13 victory Sunday in the Singapore Open final. The world champion struggled to contain his powerful Indonesian opponent, who was finding both corners of the court in ...

Kento Momota wins historic first All England Open title

More Sports Mar 11, 2019

Kento Momota wins historic first All England Open title

World No. 1 Kento Momota on Sunday became the first Japanese man to win the All England Open badminton championships when he beat Denmark's Viktor Axelsen 2-1 in the men's singles final. Momota, the reigning world champion and Asian champion, was stretched to three games ...

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 ...

Ayaka Takahashi, Misaki Matsutomo grab Tour Final doubles crown

More Sports Dec 16, 2018

Ayaka Takahashi, Misaki Matsutomo grab Tour Final doubles crown

Olympic champions Ayaka Takahashi and Misaki Matsutomo captured their second badminton's World Tour Finals championship in women's doubles on Sunday. Takahashi and Matsutomo, the top seeds, beat Lee So Hee and Shin Seung Chan of South Korea 21-12, 22-20 to win their second tour finals ...

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 ...