Keigo Sonoda

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Keigo Sonoda
園田 啓悟
TOTAL BWF World Champs 2015 Day 2 Keigo Sonoda.jpg
Personal information
Country Japan
Born (1990-02-20) 20 February 1990 (age 30)
Yatsushiro, Kumamoto, Japan
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's singles & doubles
Highest ranking69 (MS 1 December 2011)
2 (MD 26 January 2017)
19 (XD 31 March 2016)
Current ranking4 (MD 14 January 2020)
BWF profile

Keigo Sonoda (園田 啓悟, Sonoda Keigo, born 20 February 1990) is a Japanese badminton player.[1] He affiliated with the YKK AP Yatsushiro, before joining the Tonami team in 2010. Sonoda was part of the national team that won the 2014 Thomas Cup. He captured his first Superseries title at the 2016 Hong Kong Open, and reached a career high of world number 2 in the men's doubles partnered with Takeshi Kamura in January 2017.[2][3]

Sonoda won the silver medal at the 2018 World Championships and a bronze in 2017. In the continental Asia, he helps the national team won the 2017 Asia Mixed Team Championships, also collected a silver and three bronze medals in the individual men's doubles event. He competed at the 2014 and 2018 Asian Games.[4]

Achievements[edit]

BWF World Championships[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park,
Nanjing, China
Japan Takeshi Kamura China Li Junhui
China Liu Yuchen
12–21, 19–21 Silver Silver
2017 Emirates Arena,
Glasgow, Scotland
Japan Takeshi Kamura Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Rian Agung Saputro
12–21, 15–21 Bronze Bronze

Asian Championships[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
Japan Takeshi Kamura Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
21–15, 17–21, 15–21 Bronze Bronze
2018 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
Japan Takeshi Kamura China Li Junhui
China Liu Yuchen
21–11, 10–21, 13–21 Silver Silver
2017 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
Japan Takeshi Kamura China Li Junhui
China Liu Yuchen
15–21, 21–13, 18–21 Bronze Bronze
2016 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
Japan Takeshi Kamura South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
17–21, 18–21 Bronze Bronze

BWF World Tour (3 titles, 7 runners-up)[edit]

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[5] 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.[6]

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Fuzhou China Open Super 750 Japan Takeshi Kamura Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
17–21, 9–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Korea Open Super 500 Japan Takeshi Kamura Indonesia Fajar Alfian
Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto
16–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Australian Open Super 300 Japan Takeshi Kamura South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Shin Baek-cheol
11–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Singapore Open Super 500 Japan Takeshi Kamura Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
21–13, 19–21, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Malaysia Open Super 750 Japan Takeshi Kamura China Li Junhui
China Liu Yuchen
12–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 German Open Super 300 Japan Takeshi Kamura Japan Hiroyuki Endo
Japan Yuta Watanabe
21–15, 11–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Hong Kong Open Super 500 Japan Takeshi Kamura Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
13–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Denmark Open Super 750 Japan Takeshi Kamura Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
15–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Thailand Open Super 500 Japan Takeshi Kamura Japan Hiroyuki Endo
Japan Yuta Watanabe
21–17, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Malaysia Open Super 750 Japan Takeshi Kamura Japan Hiroyuki Endo
Japan Yuta Watanabe
21–8, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

BWF Superseries (2 titles, 2 runners-up)[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.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Australia Open Japan Takeshi Kamura Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
Malaysia Tan Boon Heong
21–17, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Dubai World Superseries Finals Japan Takeshi Kamura Malaysia Goh V Shem
Malaysia Tan Wee Kiong
14–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Hong Kong Open Japan Takeshi Kamura Denmark Mathias Boe
Denmark Carsten Mogensen
21–19, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Singapore Open Japan Takeshi Kamura China Fu Haifeng
China Zhang Nan
11–21, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  Superseries Finals Tournament
  Superseries Premier Tournament
  Superseries Tournament

BWF Grand Prix (3 titles)[edit]

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

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 German Open Japan Takeshi Kamura Japan Hiroyuki Endo
Japan Kenichi Hayakawa
21–19, 14–21, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 U.S. Open Japan Takeshi Kamura Chinese Taipei Liang Jui-wei
Chinese Taipei Liao Kuan-hao
21–16, 27–25 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Canada Open Japan Takeshi Kamura Japan Hiroyuki Saeki
Japan Ryota Taohata
12–21, 21–16, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (5 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2011 Osaka International Japan Sho Zeniya 18–21, 21–16, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Austrian International Japan Takeshi Kamura Japan Hiroyuki Saeki
Japan Ryota Taohata
18–21, 21–15, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Scottish International Japan Takeshi Kamura Japan Hiroyuki Saeki
Japan Ryota Taohata
16–21, 21–11, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Osaka International Japan Takeshi Kamura Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Indonesia Agripina Prima Rahmanto
21–17, 21–23, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Malaysia International Japan Takeshi Kamura Chinese Taipei Chen Chung-jen
Chinese Taipei Lin Yen-jui
21–13, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Osaka International Japan Takatoshi Kurose Japan Shu Wada
Japan Tatsuya Watanabe
21–14, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Players: Keigo Sonoda". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Badminton player: 園田 啓悟 Keigo Sonoda". www.tonami.co.jp (in Japanese). Tonami. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  3. ^ "選手プロフィール 園田 啓悟そのだ けいご". www.badminton.or.jp (in Japanese). Nippon Badminton Association. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Men's Team - Entry List by Event". Incheon 2014 official website. Archived from the original on 11 July 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  5. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.

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