Koharu Yonemoto

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Koharu Yonemoto
米元小春
Yonex IFB 2013 - Eightfinal - Yuriko Miki - Koharu Yonemoto — Tian Qing - Zhao Yunlei 02.jpg
Personal information
Country Japan
Born (1990-12-07) 7 December 1990 (age 28)
Hiroshima, Japan
ResidenceAkita, Akita, Japan
Height1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
HandednessRight
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking4 (WD 14 June 2018)
37 (XD 11 July 2013)
Current ranking8 (WD), 123 (XD) (30 July 2019)
BWF profile

Koharu Yonemoto (米元小春, Yonemoto Koharu, born 7 December 1990) is a Japanese badminton player.[1][2] Teamed-up with Yuriko Miki, they won the 2011 New Zealand and Austrian International tournament.[3] They also won the Grand Prix title at the 2014 Russia Open tournament.[4]

Koharu Yonemoto (left) and her women's doubles partner Yuriko Miki (right) at the 2013 French Super Series

Achievements[edit]

BWF World Championships[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park Indoor Arena,
Nanjing, China
Japan Shiho Tanaka Japan Yuki Fukushima
Japan Sayaka Hirota
19–21, 15–21 Bronze Bronze

East Asian Games[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Binhai New Area Dagang Gymnasium,
Tianjin, China
Japan Yuriko Miki China Ou Dongni
China Tang Yuanting
8–21, 11–21 Silver Silver

BWF World Tour[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]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Thailand Open Super 500 Japan Shiho Tanaka China Du Yue
China Li Yinhui
21–19, 14–21, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Denmark Open Super 750 Japan Shiho Tanaka Japan Yuki Fukushima
Japan Sayaka Hirota
19–21, 16–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

BWF Superseries[edit]

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007, was a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries had two levels: Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries featured 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 Dubai World Superseries Finals Japan Shiho Tanaka Japan Yuki Fukushima
Japan Sayaka Hirota
21–16, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Denmark Open Japan Shiho Tanaka South Korea Lee So-hee
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
13–21, 16–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 India Open Japan Shiho Tanaka Japan Naoko Fukuman
Japan Kurumi Yonao
16–21, 21–19, 21–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix[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.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Chinese Taipei Masters Japan Shiho Tanaka Japan Yuki Fukushima
Japan Sayaka Hirota
10–11, 5–11, 7–11 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 U.S. Open Japan Shiho Tanaka Japan Mayu Matsumoto
Japan Wakana Nagahara
20–22, 21–15, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Chinese Taipei Masters Japan Shiho Tanaka Indonesia Anggia Shitta Awanda
Indonesia Ni Ketut Mahadewi Istirani
19–21, 14–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Russian Open Japan Yuriko Miki Japan Mayu Matsumoto
Japan Wakana Nagahara
21–17, 21–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Thailand Open Japan Yuriko Miki Indonesia Nitya Krishinda Maheswari
Indonesia Greysia Polii
7–21, 13–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Canada Open Japan Yuriko Miki Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
15–21, 21–15, 12–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Russian Open Japan Yuriko Miki Russia Valeria Sorokina
Russia Nina Vislova
18–21, 18–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Chinese Taipei Masters Japan Ryota Taohata Hong Kong Tang Chun Man
Hong Kong Tse Ying Suet
3–11, 7–11, 12–14 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Canada Open Japan Takeshi Kamura Japan Ryota Taohata
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
14–21, 16–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Vietnam International Japan Shiho Tanaka Japan Yuki Fukushima
Japan Chiharu Shida
26–28, 15–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Osaka International Japan Yuriko Miki Japan Rie Eto
Japan Yu Wakita
10–21, 13–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Scottish International Japan Yuriko Miki Japan Naoko Fukuman
Japan Kurumi Yonao
21–23, 18–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Osaka International Japan Yuriko Miki Japan Miri Ichimaru
Japan Shiho Tanaka
21–19, 18–21, 14–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 New Zealand International Japan Yuriko Miki Hong Kong Poon Lok Yan
Hong Kong Tse Ying Suet
16–21, 21–16, 22–20 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Austrian International Japan Yuriko Miki Denmark Line Damkjaer Kruse
Denmark Marie Roepke
26–24, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 North Shore City International Japan Ayaka Takahashi New Zealand Renee Flavell
New Zealand Rachel Hindley
21–9, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Waikato International Japan Ayaka Takahashi New Zealand Renee Flavell
New Zealand Rachel Hindley
21–18, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Smiling Fish International Japan Ayaka Takahashi Japan Oku Yukina
Japan Megumi Taruno
15–21, 20–22 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Osaka International Japan Takeshi Kamura Indonesia Riky Widianto
Indonesia Richi Puspita Dili
15–21, 19–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Osaka International Japan Takeshi Kamura Japan Keisuke Kawaguchi
Japan Shinobu Ogura
21–18, 21–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 New Zealand International Japan Takeshi Kamura Singapore Danny Bawa Chrisnanta
Singapore Yu Yan Vanessa Neo
14–21, 13–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Players: Koharu Yonemoto". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  2. ^ Koharu Yonemoto 米元小春 No.10. hokutobadmintonclub.jp (in Japanese). Hokuto Bank. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Zauner/Zirnwald im Wien-Halbfinale gescheitert". sport.orf.at (in German). ORF Sport +. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Russian Open 2014 Finals – Japanese dominate almost all". Badzine.net. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  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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