Kenta Nishimoto

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Kenta Nishimoto
Kenta Nishimoto.jpg
Personal information
Born (1994-08-30) 30 August 1994 (age 25)
Mie Prefecture, Japan
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's singles
Highest ranking9 (6 September 2018)
Current ranking12 (6 August 2019)
BWF profile

Kenta Nishimoto (西本拳太, Nishimoto Kenta, born 30 August 1994) is a Japanese badminton player.[1][2] In 2013, he reached the final of the Russia Open Grand Prix tournament, and became the runner-up after being defeated by Vladimir Ivanov of Russia.[3]

Achievements[edit]

Asian Games[edit]

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2018 Istora Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Jonatan Christie 15–21, 21–15, 19–21 Bronze Bronze

Summer Universiade[edit]

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2017 Taipei Gymnasium, Taipei, Taiwan Chinese Taipei Wang Tzu-wei 16–21, 15–21 Silver Silver

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]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Level Opponent Score Result
2019 German Open Super 300 Japan Kento Momota 10–21, 16–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Hong Kong Open Super 500 South Korea Son Wan-ho 21–14, 17–21, 13–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Malaysia Masters Super 500 Denmark Viktor Axelsen 13–21, 23–21, 18–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

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.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2017 French Open India Srikanth Kidambi 14–21, 13–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF World Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF World 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.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2013 Russian Open Russia Vladimir Ivanov 17–21, 21–15, 14–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Players: Kenta Nishimoto". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  2. ^ "西本拳太". www.badspi.jp (in Japanese). Badminton Spirit. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Russia Open 2013 – And Aya makes six!". Badzine.net. Retrieved 24 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.

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