Shōji Satō

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Shōji Satō
Shizuka Matsuo and Shoji Sato.jpg
Shizuka Matsuo and Shoji Sato
Personal information
Birth name 佐藤翔冶
Country  Japan
Born (1982-09-19) September 19, 1982 (age 36)
Higashimurayama, Tokyo[1]
Handedness Right
Men's Singles
Current ranking 12 (July 5, 2007)
BWF profile

Shōji Satō (佐藤 翔冶, Satō Shōji, born September 19, 1982) is a male badminton player from Japan.

Career[edit]

Shoji has all school titles from junior school to university. Also doubles team of Shoji and Sho Sasaki held first place of high school tournament. He won four Japanese National Championships in a row between 2003 and 2006.

Shoji played badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in men's singles, losing in the round of 32 to Bao Chunlai of China. He also represented Japan as the third singles in the 2010 edition of the Thomas Cup held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He played as the third singles and against Malaysia in the group stage, he shocked the hosts after defeating Muhammad Hafiz Hashim, after the team staged a huge comeback from 0-2 down to win 3-2 over the hosts.

Shoji played also at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and won the men's singles round of 32 and lost in the round of 16.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics he competed with Naoki Kawamae in the men's doubles.

Achievements[edit]

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 doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Swiss Open Japan Naoki Kawamae Chinese Taipei Fang Chieh-min
Chinese Taipei Lee Sheng-mu
21–13, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Syed Modi India Open Japan Naoki Kawamae Indonesia Andrei Adistia
Indonesia Christopher Rusdianto
21–17, 12–21, 23–21 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Russian Open Japan Naoki Kawamae Japan Hiroyuki Endo
Japan Kenichi Hayakawa
21–18, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Australian Open Japan Naoki Kawamae Japan Hiroyuki Endo
Japan Kenichi Hayakawa
17–21, 18–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series[edit]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2008 Canadian International England Andrew Smith 21–18, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2004 Swedish International Stockholm Germany Bjorn Joppien 15–9, 15–4 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2004 Ten Days of Dawn Chinese Taipei Chien Yu-hsiu 15–11, 15–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Slovenian International Poland Przemyslaw Wacha 15–7, 7–15, 15–6 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Brazil International Japan Toru Matsumoto 15–13, 15–4 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Bulgarian International Germany Conrad Huckstadt Walkover 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Australian International Japan Yuichi Ikeda 15–13, 15–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 New Zealand International Japan Hidetaka Yamada 3–15, 15–4, 15–1 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Wellington International Japan Sho Sasaki 15–4, 17–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 South Africa International Japan Hidetaka Yamada 11–15, 15–12, 15–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Ten Days of Dawn Japan Yousuke Nakanishi 15–4, 17–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2001 Cuba International Japan Sho Sasaki 15–10, 15–5 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2001 Ten Days of Dawn Iran Afshin Bozorgzadeh 17–14, 15–2 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Canadian International Japan Naoki Kawamae Canada Alvin Lau
Canada Li Chi-Lin
21–15, 21–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Austrian International Japan Naoki Kawamae Japan Yoshiteru Hirobe
Japan Hajime Komiyama
21–19, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Swedish International Japan Naoki Kawamae England Chris Langridge
England David Lindley
15–21, 21–14, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Croatian International Japan Naoki Kawamae Denmark Mads Conrad-Petersen
Denmark Mads Pieler Kolding
15–21, 19–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Estonian International Japan Naoki Kawamae Russia Andrey Ashmarin
Russia Anton Ivanov
21–13, 21–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Ten Days of Dawn Japan Yuichi Ikeda Japan Shuichi Nakao
Japan Shuichi Sakamoto
4–15, 15–13, 15–5 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Wellington International Japan Yuichi Ikeda New Zealand John Gordon
New Zealand Daniel A Shirley
5–15, 17–16, 10–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2001 Cuba International Japan Sho Sasaki Cuba Lázaro Jerez
Cuba Reizel Acosta
1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2001 Ten Days of Dawn Japan Sho Sasaki Iran Afshin Bozorgzadeh
Iran Ali Shahhoseini
15–9, 15–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

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