Okuhara, Yamaguchi secure spots in Japan Open quarterfinals

More Sports Sep 21, 2017

Okuhara, Yamaguchi secure spots in Japan Open quarterfinals

World champion Nozomi Okuhara breezed past India's world No. 2 Pusarla Sindhu in straight games at the Japan Open badminton tournament on Thursday, advancing to the quarterfinals of the women's singles competition. Eighth-ranked Okuhara, bronze medalist at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, had claimed ...

Okuhara sets up rematch against Sindhu at Japan Open

More Sports Sep 20, 2017

Okuhara sets up rematch against Sindhu at Japan Open

Japan's world champion Nozomi Okuhara responded to her fans' expectations on Wednesday by setting up a rematch of her world championships final against India's Pusarla Sindhu in the women's singles at the Japan Open. With her fans cheering her on at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, world ...

Okuhara targeting second Japan Open title

More Sports Sep 19, 2017

Okuhara targeting second Japan Open title

Nozomi Okuhara, who won Japan's maiden world championships gold last month, said Tuesday she is ready to claim her second Japan Open badminton tournament title this week. "Of course my goal is to win again," said Okuhara, the winner of the 2015 meet and a ...

Former world badminton champ Ueno lauds Okuhara's feat

More Sports Aug 28, 2017

Former world badminton champ Ueno lauds Okuhara's feat

Japan's former badminton world champion Emiko Ueno, who won the crown in women's doubles 40 years ago, praised Nozomi Okuhara on Monday for winning their country's second world title overnight in Scotland. Ueno, 59, said the 22-year-old Okuhara, who defeated Rio de Janeiro Olympic silver ...

More Sports Jun 25, 2017

Okuhara beats Yamaguchi to win Australian Open badminton title

Rio Olympic bronze medalist Nozomi Okuhara defeated Akane Yamaguchi 2-1 in an all-Japanese final to win the women's singles title at the World Super Series Australian Open on Sunday. Okuhara prevailed 21-12, 21-23, 21-17 over the third-seeded Yamaguchi at Sydney Olympic Park to capture her ...

Okuhara triumphs over Kjaersfeldt in Yonex Open opener

More Sports Sep 21, 2016

Okuhara triumphs over Kjaersfeldt in Yonex Open opener

Rio Olympic bronze medalist Nozomi Okuhara eased into the second round of the Yonex Open Japan on Wednesday by defeating Line Kjaersfeldt 21-13, 21-6 in her opening match. Okuhara won seven straight points at the start en route to sending the Dane packing in half ...