Reika Kakiiwa

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Reika Kakiiwa
Yonex IFB 2013 - Quarterfinal - Reika Kakiiwa - Miyuki Maeda vs Bao Yixin - Tang Jinhua 14.jpg
Reika Kakiiwa at the 2013 French Super Series.
Personal information
Country  Japan
Born (1989-07-19) July 19, 1989 (age 28)
Kami-Amakusa, Kumamoto, Japan
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 64 kg (141 lb)[1]
Handedness Right
Women's doubles
Highest ranking 3 (5 January 2012)
BWF profile

Reika Kakiiwa (垣岩 令佳, Kakiiwa Reika, born 19 July 1989) is a Japanese badminton player from Renesas badminton club.[2] Reika Kakiiwa has gained prominence in the badminton community because of her success in women's doubles. She has reached a career high ranking of third in the world with her partner Mizuki Fujii. She has also competed in mixed doubles reaching a peak ranking of 51st with her partner Kenta Kazuno.

Awards[edit]

In 2012, she and her partner Mizuki Fujii received the Kumamoto Prefecture Citizen Honour's Award. She also received the Sports Special Award by Otsu City.[3]

Achievements[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Wembley Arena, London, England Japan Mizuki Fujii China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
10–21, 23–25 Silver Silver

BWF World Championships[edit]

Women's Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Ballerup Super Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark Japan Miyuki Maeda China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
8–21, 13–21 Bronze Bronze

BWF Superseries[edit]

The BWF Superseries has two level such as 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
2014 Japan Open Japan Miyuki Maeda Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
13–21, 17–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 India Open Japan Mizuki Fujii Japan Miyuki Maeda
Japan Satoko Suetsuna
24–26, 15–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 All England Open Japan Mizuki Fujii China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
2–21, 9–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Korea Open Japan Mizuki Fujii China Cheng Shu
China Zhao Yunlei
16–21, 15–21 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 level such as Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Women's Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Bitburger Open Japan Mizuki Fujii Sweden Emelie Lennartsson
Sweden Emma Wengberg
21–8, 21–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 German Open Japan Mizuki Fujii South Korea Ha Jung-eun
South Korea Kim Min-jung
21–6, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Dutch Open Japan Mizuki Fujii Russia Valeria Sorokina
Russia Nina Vislova
19–21, 19–21 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
2010 Osaka International Japan Mizuki Fujii Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
21–19, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Austrian International Japan Mizuki Fujii Japan Shizuka Matsuo
Japan Mami Naito
15–21, 18–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 Canadian International Japan Mizuki Fujii Japan Aki Akao
Japan Tomomi Matsuda
21–15, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

Record against selected opponents[edit]

Women's Doubles results with Mizuki Fujii against Super Series finalists, Worlds Semi-finalists, and Olympic quarterfinalists.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "選手 垣岩 令佳 (かきいわ れいか)" (in Japanese). Japanese Olympic Committee. Retrieved 20 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "選手・スタッフ紹介 垣岩 令佳 カキイワ・レイカ" (in Japanese). Saishunkan Co.Ltd. Retrieved 20 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "Kakiiwa Reika". Wayback Machine. Archived from the original on 12 July 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "Reika Kakiiwa Head to Head". Badminton World Federation. 20 June 2017. 

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