Misaki Matsutomo

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Misaki Matsutomo
Yonex IFB 2013 - Quarterfinal - Tian Qing - Zhao Yunlei vs Misaki Matsutomo - Ayaka Takahashi 01.jpg
Misaki Matsutomo at the 2013 French Super Series
Personal information
Country Japan
Born (1992-02-08) 8 February 1992 (age 28)
Tokushima, Japan
Height1.59 m (5 ft 3 in)
HandednessRight
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking1 (WD 20 October 2014)
12 (XD 19 June 2014)
Current ranking7 (WD), 22 (XD) (21 January 2020)
BWF profile

Misaki Matsutomo (松友 美佐紀, Matsutomo Misaki, born 8 February 1992) is a Japanese badminton player who is a doubles specialist.[1] Despite playing doubles, she was also a finalist in girls' singles at the 2010 BWF World Junior Championships in Mexico.

Career overview[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 Ayaka Takahashi were also honoured with the Female Player of the Year award.[3] They have been 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.

Achievements[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Riocentro - Pavilion 4,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Japan Ayaka Takahashi 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 Ayaka Takahashi 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 Ayaka Takahashi China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
20–22, 20–22 Silver Silver
2014 Gyeyang Gymnasium,
Incheon, South Korea
Japan Ayaka Takahashi 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 Ayaka Takahashi Japan Yuki Fukushima
Japan Sayaka Hirota
18–21, 21–18, 15–21 Silver SIlver
2017 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
Japan Ayaka Takahashi 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 Ayaka Takahashi Japan Naoko Fukuman
Japan Kurumi Yonao
21–13, 21–15 Gold Gold
2015 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
Japan Ayaka Takahashi China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
18–21, 21–18, 15–21 Bronze Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
Japan Kenichi Hayakawa Hong Kong Lee Chun Hei
Hong Kong Chau Hoi Wah
17–21, 19–21 Bronze Bronze

BWF World Junior Championships[edit]

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2010 Domo del Code Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico Thailand Ratchanok Intanon 13–21, 21–16, 10–21 Silver Silver

BWF World Tour (6 titles, 6 runners-up)[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 Korea Masters Super 300 Japan Ayaka Takahashi Japan Nami Matsuyama
Japan Chiharu Shida
21–15, 17–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 China Open Super 1000 Japan Ayaka Takahashi China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
14–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Indonesia Open Super 1000 Japan Ayaka Takahashi Japan Yuki Fukushima
Japan Sayaka Hirota
16–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 New Zealand Open Super 300 Japan Ayaka Takahashi South Korea Kim So-yeong
South Korea Kong Hee-yong
15–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 German Open Super 300 Japan Ayaka Takahashi China Du Yue
China Li Yinhui
20–22, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Indonesia Masters Super 500 Japan Ayaka Takahashi South Korea Kim So-yeong
South Korea Kong Hee-yong
21–19, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 BWF World Tour Finals World Tour Finals Japan Ayaka Takahashi South Korea Lee So-hee
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
21–12, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Korea Open Super 500 Japan Ayaka Takahashi Japan Yuki Fukushima
Japan Sayaka Hirota
21–11, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 China Open Super 1000 Japan Ayaka Takahashi Japan Mayu Matsumoto
Japan Wakana Nagahara
21–16, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Thailand Open Super 500 Japan Ayaka Takahashi Indonesia Greysia Polii
Indonesia Apriyani Rahayu
13–21, 10–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Malaysia Open Super 750 Japan Ayaka Takahashi China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
21–12, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Indonesia Masters Super 500 Japan Ayaka Takahashi Indonesia Greysia Polii
Indonesia Apriyani Rahayu
21–17, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

BWF Superseries (9 titles, 13 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.

Women's doubles

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

BWF Grand Prix (6 titles, 2 runners-up)[edit]

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, the 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 Malaysia Masters Japan Ayaka Takahashi China Tang Yuanting
China Yu Yang
21–18, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 German Open Japan Ayaka Takahashi South Korea Jung Kyung-eun
South Korea Kim Ha-na
23–21, 24–22 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Indonesian Masters Japan Ayaka Takahashi South Korea Eom Hye-won
South Korea Jang Ye-na
21–12, 12–21, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Canada Open Japan Ayaka Takahashi Japan Koharu Yonemoto
Japan Yuriko Miki
21–15, 15–21, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 U.S. Open Japan Ayaka Takahashi Russia Valeri Sorokina
Russia Nina Vislova
21–19, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Russian Open Japan Ayaka Takahashi Russia Valeri Sorokina
Russia Nina Vislova
20–22, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Syed Modi Memorial Japan Ayaka Takahashi Indonesia Nadya Melati
Indonesia Devi Tika Permatasari
21–14, 15–21, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 U.S. Open Japan Kenichi Hayakawa United States Tony Gunawan
Indonesia Vita Marissa
13–21, 10–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (2 titles, 4 runners-up)[edit]

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2009 Belgian International Netherlands Yao Jie 14–21, 21–14, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 North Shore City International Japan Sayaka Sato 18–21, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Osaka International Japan Ayaka Takahashi Japan Mizuki Fujii
Japan Reika Kakiiwa
19–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Osaka International Japan Ayaka Takahashi Japan Kaori Mori
Japan Aya Wakisaka
21–16, 16–21, 24–22 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Belgian International Japan Ayaka Takahashi Scotland Emma Mason
England Samantha Ward
21–8, 18–21, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Waikato International Japan Naomasa Senkyo New Zealand Henry Tam
New Zealand Donna Haliday
13–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

Performance timeline[edit]

Japanese team[edit]

  • Junior level
Team Events 2007
Asia Junior Championships Med 3.png Bronze
  • Senior level
Team Events 2016 2017 2018
Asia Championships Silver Silver N/A Gold Gold
Asia Mixed Team Championships N/A Gold Gold N/A
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 Silver Silver

Individual competitions[edit]

  • Junior level
Event 2010
World Junior Championships Med 2.png Silver (GS)
R2 (XD)
  • Senior level
Event 2011 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Badminton Asia Championships R1 (WD)
R1 (XD)
R1 (WD)
R1 (XD)
A Bronze Bronze (WD)
Bronze Bronze (XD)
Gold Gold (WD) Gold Gold (WD) Silver Silver (WD) R1 (WD)
QF (XD)
Asian Games N/A Med 2.png Silver (WD)
R16 (XD)
N/A Med 2.png Silver (WD) N/A
BWF World Championships R3 (WD) R2 (WD)
QF (XD)
R3 (WD)
R2 (XD)
R3 (WD)
R2 (XD)
N/A Bronze Bronze (WD) R3 (WD)
R2 (XD)
QF (WD)
R2 (XD)
Olympics N/A Gold Gold (WD) N/A
Tournament 2018 2019 2020 Best
BWF World Tour
Malaysia Malaysia Masters QF (WD) SF (WD)
R2 (XD)
QF W (2016)
Indonesia Indonesia Masters W (WD) W (WD)
R1 (XD)
SF W (2012, 2018, 2019)
Germany German Open w/d F (WD)
R2 (XD)
Q W (2014)
England All England Open QF (WD) R1 (WD)
R1 (XD)
SF W (2016)
India India Open A Q W (2015, 2016)
Malaysia Malaysia Open W (WD)
R2 (XD)
R2 (WD)
R1 (XD)
Q W (2018)
Singapore Singapore Open A R2 (WD)
QF (XD)
F (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017)
New Zealand New Zealand Open A F (WD) F (2019)
Australia Australian Open A SF (WD) W (2017)
Indonesia Indonesia Open SF (WD)
R2 (XD)
F (WD)
R1 (XD)
W (2016)
Japan Japan Open R2 (WD)
R2 (XD)
SF (WD)
R1 (XD)
W (2014, 2017)
Thailand Thailand Open F (WD)
R2 (XD)
QF (WD)
QF (XD)
F (2018)
China China Open W (WD)
R1 (XD)
F (WD)
QF (XD)
W (2018)
South Korea Korea Open W (WD)
R2 (XD)
QF (WD)
QF (XD)
W (2018)
Denmark Denmark Open R2 (WD) R1 (WD)
R1 (XD)
W (2016)
France French Open QF (WD) R2 (WD)
R1 (XD)
SF (2016)
China Fuzhou China Open SF (WD)
R1 (XD)
R2 (WD)
R1 (XD)
SF (2018)
Hong Kong Hong Kong Open QF (WD)
R1 (XD)
QF (WD)
QF (XD)
F (2017)
South Korea Korea Masters A F (WD) F (2019)
India Syed Modi International R1 (WD) A W (2009)
China BWF World Tour Finals W (WD) NQ W (2014, 2018)
Year-end Ranking[6] 2 (WD)
75 (XD)
4 (WD)
23 (XD)
1 (WD)
12 (XD)
Tournament 2018 2019 2020 Best
Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Best
BWF Super Series
England All England Open A R1 (WD)
R1 (XD)
R2 (WD) R2 (WD) R1 (WD)
R1 (XD)
SF (WD)
QF (XD)
R1 (WD)
R2 (XD)
W (WD) R2 (WD) W (2016)
Switzerland Swiss Open A R1 (WD)
R1 (XD)
GPG QF (2012)
India India Open GPG R2 (WD)
R1 (XD)
QF (WD) SF (WD)
R2 (XD)
QF (WD)
R1 (XD)
W (WD)
QF (XD)
W (WD) A W (2015, 2016)
Malaysia Malaysia Open A R1 (WD) R2 (WD)
R2 (XD)
A F (WD)
R1 (XD)
F (WD)
R1 (XD)
R1 (WD)
R1 (XD)
QF (WD) SF (WD) F (2013, 2014)
Singapore Singapore Open A R1 (WD) R2 (WD)
R1 (XD)
R2 (WD)
R2 (XD)
F (WD)
R2 (XD)
SF (WD)
R2 (XD)
F (WD) F (WD) F (WD)
R2 (XD)
F (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Indonesia Indonesia Open A R1 (WD) R1 (WD)
R2 (XD)
A QF (WD)
R1 (XD)
R2 (WD)
R1 (XD)
R2 (WD)
R2 (XD)
W (WD) R1 (WD) W (2016)
Australia Australian Open IS GP GPG F (WD) SF (WD)
R1 (XD)
QF (WD) W (WD)
QF (XD)
W (2017)
South Korea Korea Open A QF (WD)
R1 (XD)
R2 (WD) A QF (WD)
R2 (XD)
QF (WD)
R1 (XD)
w/d (WD) A SF (WD)
R1 (XD)
SF (2017)
Japan Japan Open R2 (WD) R1 (WS)
R2 (WD)
R2 (WD) R1 (WD)
R1 (XD)
R2 (WD)
QF (XD)
SF (WD)
R1 (XD)
W (WD)
SF (XD)
R2 (WD)
R2 (XD)
F (WD) W (WD)
R2 (XD)
W (2014, 2017)
Denmark Denmark Open A R2 (WD)
R1 (XD)
QF (WD) F (WD)
R1 (XD)
SF (WD)
R2 (XD)
F (WD)
R2 (XD)
R2 (WD)
R1 (XD)
W (WD) R2 (WD)
R2 (XD)
W (2016)
France French Open A R1 (WD) QF (WD)
R1 (XD)
QF (WD)
QF (XD)
QF (WD)
R1 (XD)
R2 (WD)
R2 (XD)
SF (WD) QF (WD)
R1 (XD)
SF (2016)
China China Masters A R1 (WS)
R1 (WD)
A R1 (WD)
R1 (XD)
A QF (WD)
R1 (XD)
GPG QF (2013)
China China Open A QF (WD) QF (WD) QF (WD)
R1 (XD)
QF (WD)
R1 (XD)
SF (WD)
R1 (XD)
F (WD)
R1 (XD)
R2 (WD) QF (WD)
QF (XD)
F (2015)
Hong Kong Hong Kong Open A R2 (WD)
R1 (XD)
QF (WD)
R1 (XD)
SF (WD)
R1 (XD)
F (WD)
R1 (XD)
QF (WD)
R1 (XD)
QF (WD)
R2 (XD)
R1 (WD)
R1 (XD)
F (2017)
BWF Super Series Finals NQ GS (WD) GS (WD) W (WD) SF (WD) F (WD) NQ W (2014)
Year-end Ranking 134 (WS)
41 (WD)
142 (WS)
21 (WD)
132 (XD)
17 (WD)
40 (XD)
7 (WD)
26 (XD)
4 (WD)
19 (XD)
2 (WD)
25 (XD)
4 (WD)
20 (XD)
1 (WD)
260 (XD)
2 (WD)
40 (XD)
1 (WD)
Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Best
Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Best
BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold
Malaysia Malaysia Masters A QF (WS)
R2 (WD)
R1 (WD)
R1 (XD)
A W (WD) A W (2016)
India Syed Modi International R2 (WS)
W (WD)
GP GPG N/A GPG W (2009)
Germany German Open A R2 (WD)
R2 (XD)
QF (WD) SF (WD)
QF (XD)
W (WD)
R2 (XD)
R2 (WD)
R1 (XD)
SF (WD) A W (2014)
Switzerland Swiss Open SS R2 (WD)
R1 (XD)
R2 (WD)
QF (XD)
A QF (2012)
Australia Australian Open A R2 (WS)
QF (WD)
QF (WD)
R2 (XD)
QF (WD)
SF (XD)
A SS SF (2012)
Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Open R1 (WD) A SF (WD) A SF (2015)
Netherlands Dutch Open A R1 (WD)
QF (XD)
A QF (2010)
Russia Russian Open A F (WD)
SF (XD)
A F (2011)
United States U.S. Open A R1 (WD)
R1 (XD)
W (WD)
F (XD)
A W (2012)
Canada Canadian Open N/A A W (WD)
QF (XD)
A W (2012)
Indonesia Indonesian Masters N/A A W (WD) A N/A W (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "選手・スタッフ紹介: 松友 美佐紀 Misaki Matsutomo". www.unisys.co.jp (in Japanese). Unisys. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  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 17 March 2017. 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. ^ "BWF World Rankings". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 4 February 2016.

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