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 ...

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 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 ...