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 ...

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 ...

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 first Japan Open title

More Sports Sep 16, 2018

Kento Momota wins first Japan Open title

Reigning world champion Kento Momota won his first Japan Open title on Sunday, beating Thailand's Khosit Phetpradab in straight games. Japanese duo Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota also won their maiden championship in the women's doubles. Nozomi Okuhara settled for silver after losing to 2016 ...