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) February 8, 1992 (age 25)
Tokushima, Japan
Height 1.59 m (5 ft 3 in)
Handedness Right
Women's doubles
Highest ranking 1 (October 20, 2014)
Current ranking 1 (March 30, 2017) (since April 2, 2015)
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 in doubles department in senior, she was also a finalist in girls' singles at the 2010 BWF World Junior Championships in Mexico.

Career[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]

Achievements[edit]

Summer 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

Asian Games[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Gyeyang Gymnasium,
Incheon, South Korea
Japan Ayaka Takahashi Indonesia Nitya Krishinda Maheswari
Indonesia Greysia Polii
15-21, 9-21 Silver Silver

Badminton Asia Championships[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
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 Guadalajara, Mexico Thailand Ratchanok Intanon 13-21, 21-16, 10-21 Silver Silver

BWF Superseries[edit]

The BWF Superseries, launched on December 14, 2006 and implemented in 2007,[4] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two levels, the Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, introduced in 2011,[5] with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year's end.

Women's doubles

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

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 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, 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, 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, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Canada Open Japan Ayaka Takahashi Japan Koharu Yonemoto
Japan Yuriko Miki
21-15, 15-21, 21-12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 U.S. Open Japan Ayaka Takahashi Russia Valeri Sorokina
Russia Nina Vislova
21-19, 21-17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Russian Open Japan Ayaka Takahashi Russia Valeri Sorokina
Russia Nina Vislova
20-22, 18-21 2nd, 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, 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, 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
2009 Belgian International Netherlands Yao Jie 14-21, 21-14, 16-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 North Shore City International Japan Sayaka Sato 18-21, 20-22 2nd, 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, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Belgian International Japan Ayaka Takahashi Scotland Emma Mason
England Samantha Ward
21-8, 18-21, 21-13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Osaka International Japan Ayaka Takahashi Japan Kaori Mori
Japan Aya Wakisaka
21-16, 16-21, 24-22 1st, 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, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

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. Retrieved 17 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006. 
  5. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". Badmintonstore.com. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 

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