Ayane Kurihara

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Ayane Kurihara
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Personal information
Country Japan
Born (1989-09-27) 27 September 1989 (age 30)
Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight59 kg (130 lb)
HandednessRight
Women's singles & doubles
Highest ranking26 (WS 3 November 2011)
22 (WD 19 March 2015)
11 (XD 9 March 2017)
Current ranking175 (WD), 28 (XD) (19 March 2019)
BWF profile

Ayane Kurihara (栗原 文音, born 27 September 1989) is a Japanese badminton player. She began playing badminton at age 9, and played competitively from then on. She became a member of the Japan national badminton team at the age of 19.[1] Her current partner is Naru Shinoya for women's doubles and Kohei Gondo for mixed doubles. Kurihara competed with her former partner Kenta Kazuno in the mixed doubles at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[2]

Achievements[edit]

BWF World Tour[edit]

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[3] 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.[4]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Chinese Taipei Open Super 300 Japan Naru Shinoya Japan Nami Matsuyama
Japan Chiharu Shida
10–21, 17–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Akita Masters Super 100 Japan Kohei Gondo Indonesia Alfian Eko Prasetya
Indonesia Angelica Wiratama
21–9, 21–23, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

BWF Grand Prix[edit]

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

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2011 German Open China Liu Xin 13–21, 21–15, 9–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Russian Open Russia Ella Diehl 21–19, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 U.S. Open Japan Naru Shinoya China Yu Yang
China Zhong Qianxin
14–21, 10–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Swiss Open Japan Naru Shinoya China Bao Yixin
China Tang Yuanting
19–21, 21–14, 17–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series[edit]

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2010 Malaysia International Japan Masayo Nojirino 21–15, 18–21, 21–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Portugal International Japan Naru Shinoya Germany Carola Bott
Germany Jennifer Karnott
21–13, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 China International Japan Naru Shinoya China Ou Dongni
China Yu Xiaohan
21–14, 18–21, 21–23 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Malaysia International Japan Naru Shinoya Indonesia Maretha Dea Giovani
Indonesia Rosyita Eka Putri Sari
21–14, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Polish Open Japan Naru Shinoya Russia Anastasia Chervyakova
Russia Nina Vislova
21–15, 17–21, 20–22 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Yonex / K&D Graphics International Japan Kohei Gondo Thailand Natchanon Tulamok
Thailand Natcha Saenghote
21–7, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Indonesia International Japan Kohei Gondo Indonesia Adnan Maulana
Indonesia Shella Devi Aulia
21–17, 23–21 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 South Australia International Japan Kohei Gondo Singapore Terry Hee Yong Kai
Singapore Citra Putri Sari Dewi
20–22, 18–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Players: Ayane Kurihara". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Ayane Kurihara". Rio2016.com. Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 6 August 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  3. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.

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