Ayaka Takahashi

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Ayaka Takahashi
Yonex IFB 2013 - Quarterfinal - Tian Qing - Zhao Yunlei vs Misaki Matsutomo - Ayaka Takahashi 23.jpg
Takahashi at the 2013 French Super Series
Personal information
Country Japan
Born (1990-04-19) 19 April 1990 (age 29)
Kashihara, Nara, Japan
Height1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
HandednessRight
Women's doubles
Highest ranking1 (20 October 2014)
Current ranking4 (30 April 2019)
BWF profile

Ayaka Takahashi (高橋 礼華, Takahashi Ayaka, born 19 April 1990) is a Japanese female badminton player who is a doubles specialist. She is known as the partner of Misaki Matsutomo.[1] Together they claimed Japan's first ever Olympic badminton gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics in the women's doubles event.

Career[edit]

In 2016, she won the women's doubles gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[2] She and her women's doubles partner Misaki Matsutomo also honoured with the Female Player of the Year award.[3] They are playing together for more than ten years, ever since they were schoolmates. Matsutomo and Takahashi became the first pair from outside China to win the women’s Olympic doubles title since the 1996 Atlanta Games, giving Japan its second medal in the event after Mizuki Fujii and Reika Kakiiwa took silver at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Personal life[edit]

Takahashi is the older sister of Sayaka Takahashi who is also badminton player in the singles event.

Achievements[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Riocentro - Pavilion 4,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Japan Misaki Matsutomo Denmark Christinna Pedersen
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
18–21, 21–9, 21–19 Gold Gold

BWF World Championships[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Emirates Arena,
Glasgow, Scotland
Japan Misaki Matsutomo China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
17–21, 15–21 Bronze Bronze

Asian Games[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Istora Gelora Bung Karno,
Jakarta, Indonesia
Japan Misaki Matsutomo China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
20–22, 20–22 Silver Silver
2014 Gyeyang Gymnasium,
Incheon, South Korea
Japan Misaki Matsutomo Indonesia Nitya Krishinda Maheswari
Indonesia Greysia Polii
15–21, 9–21 Silver Silver

Asian Championships[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
Japan Misaki Matsutomo Japan Yuki Fukushima
Japan Sayaka Hirota
18–21, 21–18, 15–21 Silver SIlver
2017 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
Japan Misaki Matsutomo South Korea Kim Hye-rin
South Korea Yoo Hae-won
21–19, 16–21, 21–10 Gold Gold
2016 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
Japan Misaki Matsutomo Japan Naoko Fukuman
Japan Kurumi Yonao
21–13, 21–15 Gold Gold
2015 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
Japan Misaki Matsutomo China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
18–21, 21–18, 15–21 Bronze Bronze

BWF World Tour[edit]

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[4] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour are divided into six levels, namely World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[5]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 New Zealand Open Super 300 Japan Misaki Matsutomo South Korea Kim So-yeong
South Korea Kong Hee-yong
15–21, 18–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 German Open Super 300 Japan Misaki Matsutomo China Du Yue
China Li Yinhui
20–22, 15–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Indonesia Masters Super 500 Japan Misaki Matsutomo South Korea Kim So-yeong
South Korea Kong Hee-yong
21–19, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 BWF World Tour Finals World Tour Finals Japan Misaki Matsutomo South Korea Lee So-hee
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
21–12, 22–20 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Korea Open Super 500 Japan Misaki Matsutomo Japan Yuki Fukushima
Japan Sayaka Hirota
21–11, 21–18 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 China Open Super 1000 Japan Misaki Matsutomo Japan Mayu Matsumoto
Japan Wakana Nagahara
21–16, 21–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Thailand Open Super 500 Japan Misaki Matsutomo Indonesia Greysia Polii
Indonesia Apriyani Rahayu
13–21, 10–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Malaysia Open Super 750 Japan Misaki Matsutomo China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
21–12, 21–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Indonesia Masters Super 500 Japan Misaki Matsutomo Indonesia Greysia Polii
Indonesia Apriyani Rahayu
21–17, 21–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

BWF Superseries[edit]

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two levels: Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011, with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Japan Open Japan Misaki Matsutomo South Korea Kim Ha-na
South Korea Kong Hee-yong
21–18, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Australian Open Japan Misaki Matsutomo Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
Denmark Christinna Pedersen
21–10, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Singapore Open Japan Misaki Matsutomo Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
Denmark Christinna Pedersen
18–21, 21–14, 15–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Super Series Finals Japan Misaki Matsutomo China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
15–21, 21–13, 17–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Denmark Open Japan Misaki Matsutomo South Korea Jung Kyung-eun
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
19–21, 21–11, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Japan Open Japan Misaki Matsutomo Denmark Christinna Pedersen
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21–19, 18–21, 12–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Indonesia Open Japan Misaki Matsutomo China Tang Yuanting
China Yu Yang
21–15, 8–21, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Singapore Open Japan Misaki Matsutomo Indonesia Nitya Krishinda Maheswari
Indonesia Greysia Polii
Walkover 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 India Open Japan Misaki Matsutomo Japan Naoko Fukuman
Japan Kurumi Yonao
21–18, 21–18 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 All England Japan Misaki Matsutomo China Tang Yuanting
China Yu Yang
21–10, 21–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 China Open Japan Misaki Matsutomo China Tang Yuanting
China Yu Yang
21–18, 13–21, 12–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Singapore Open Japan Misaki Matsutomo China Ou Dongni
China Yu Xiaohan
17–21, 16–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 India Open Japan Misaki Matsutomo China Luo Ying
China Luo Yu
21-19, 21-19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Super Series Finals Japan Misaki Matsutomo China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
21–17, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Hong Kong Open Japan Misaki Matsutomo China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
13–21, 13–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Denmark Open Japan Misaki Matsutomo China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
14–21, 14–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Australian Open Japan Misaki Matsutomo China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
15–21, 9–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Japan Open Japan Misaki Matsutomo Japan Reika Kakiiwa
Japan Miyuki Maeda
21-13, 21-17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Malaysia Open Japan Misaki Matsutomo China Bao Yixin
China Tang Jinhua
19-21, 21-14, 13-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Singapore Open Japan Misaki Matsutomo China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
19-21, 16-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Malaysia Open Japan Misaki Matsutomo China Bao Yixin
China Tian Qing
16–21, 14–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Denmark Open Japan Misaki Matsutomo China Ma Jin
China Tang Jinhua
8–21, 12–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix[edit]

The BWF Grand Prix has two level such as Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Malaysia Masters Japan Misaki Matsutomo China Tang Yuanting
China Yu Yang
21–18, 22–20 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 German Open Japan Misaki Matsutomo South Korea Jung Kyung-eun
South Korea Kim Ha-na
23–21, 24–22 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Indonesian Masters Japan Misaki Matsutomo South Korea Eom Hye-won
South Korea Jang Ye-na
21–12, 12–21, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Canada Open Japan Misaki Matsutomo Japan Koharu Yonemoto
Japan Yuriko Miki
21–15, 15–21, 21–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 U.S. Open Japan Misaki Matsutomo Russia Valeri Sorokina
Russia Nina Vislova
21–19, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Russian Open Japan Misaki Matsutomo Russia Valeri Sorokina
Russia Nina Vislova
20–22, 18–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Syed Modi Memorial Japan Misaki Matsutomo Indonesia Nadya Melati
Indonesia Devi Tika Permatasari
21–14, 15–21, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Canada Open Japan Ryota Taohata Japan Takeshi Kamura
Japan Koharu Yonemoto
21–14, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series[edit]

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2008 Waikato International Japan Sayaka Sato 21–11, 17–21, 28–26 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Osaka International Japan Misaki Matsutomo Japan Mizuki Fujii
Japan Reika Kakiiwa
19–21, 16–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Belgian International Japan Misaki Matsutomo Scotland Emma Mason
England Samantha Ward
21–8, 18–21, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Osaka International Japan Misaki Matsutomo Japan Kaori Mori
Japan Aya Wakisaka
21–16, 16–21, 24–22 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 North Shore City International Japan Koharu Yonemoto New Zealand Renee Flavell
New Zealand Rachel Hindley
21–9, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Waikato International Japan Koharu Yonemoto New Zealand Renee Flavell
New Zealand Rachel Hindley
21–18, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Smiling Fish International Japan Koharu Yonemoto Japan Oku Yukina
Japan Megumi Taruno
15–21, 20–22 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

Performance timeline[edit]

Japanese team[edit]

  • Senior level
Team Events 2016 2018
Asia Championships Silver Silver Gold Gold
Team Events 2017
Asia Mixed Team Championships Gold Gold
Team Events 2012 2014 2016 2018
Asian Games N/A Bronze Bronze N/A Gold Gold
Uber Cup Med 3.png Bronze Med 2.png Silver Med 3.png Bronze Med 1.png Gold
Team Events 2013 2015 2017 2019
Sudirman Cup QF Silver Silver Bronze Bronze Report

Individual competitions[edit]

  • Senior level
Event 2011 2013 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Badminton Asia Championships R1 R1 Bronze Bronze Gold Gold Gold Gold Silver Silver R1
Event 2014 2018
Asian Games Med 2.png Silver Med 2.png Silver
Event 2011 2013 2014 2015 2017 2018
BWF World Championships R3 R2 R3 R3 Bronze Bronze R3
Event 2016
Olympics Gold Gold
Tournament 2018 2019 Best
BWF World Tour
Indonesia Indonesian Masters W W W (2012, 2018, 2019)
Germany German Open w/d F W (2014)
Malaysia Malaysia Open W R2 W (2018)
New Zealand New Zealand Open A F F (2019)
Australia Australian Open A Report W (2017)
Thailand Thailand Open F F (2018)
Japan Japan Open R2 W (2014, 2017)
China China Open W W (2018)
South Korea Korea Open W W (2018)
China BWF World Tour Finals W W (2014, 2018)
Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Best
BWF Super Series
Malaysia Malaysia Open A R1 (WD)
R1 (XD)
R2 A F F R1 QF SF F (2013, 2014)
Australia Australian Open IS GP GPG F SF QF W W (2017)
Japan Japan Open R2 R2 (WD)
R1 (XD)
R2 R1 R2 (WD)
R1 (XD)
SF
QF
W R2 F W W (2014, 2017)
China China Open A QF (WD)
R2 (XD)
QF QF QF SF F R2 QF F (2015)
South Korea Korea Open A QF (WD)
R1 (XD)
R2 A QF QF w/o A SF SF (2017)
BWF Super Series Finals NQ GS GS W SF F NQ W (2014)
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Best
BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold
Germany German Open A R2 (WD)
R2 (XD)
QF SF W R2 SF A W (2014)
Australia Australian Open QF (WD)
SF (XD)
QF (WD)
R2 (XD)
QF (WD)
R1 (XD)
A SS SF (2010)
Indonesia Indonesian Masters A W A N/A W (2012)

Record Against Selected Opponents[edit]

Women's Doubles results with Misaki Matsutomo against Super Series finalists, World Championships semifinalists, and Olympic quarterfinalists.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "選手・スタッフ紹介: 高橋 礼華 Ayaka Takahashi" (in Japanese). Nihon Unisys. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Matsutomo, Takahashi claim Japan's first-ever Olympic badminton gold". www.japantimes.co.jp. The Japan Times. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Lee, Matsutomo/Takahashi Win Best Player Awards". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 2017-03-17. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  4. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Ayaka TAKAHASHI,Head to head". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 9 May 2014.

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