Shizuka Matsuo and Shoji Sato
September 19, 1982 |
|Current ranking||12 (July 5, 2007)|
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.
- 2003 Australian Open
- 2003 New Zealand Open
- 2003 Wellington International
- 2003 South Africa International
- 2003 Bulgarian International
- 2001 Giraldilla International