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Akane Araki (荒木 茜羽, Araki Akane, born 21 October 1996) is a Japanese badminton player who plays for The 77 Bank.[1][2] She won her first international title at the Tahiti International tournament in the women's doubles event partnered with Ayaka Kawasaki.[3] She and Kawasaki were the semi-finalists at the 2016 Belgian International tournament.[4]

Akane Araki
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Personal information
Country Japan
Born (1996-10-21) 21 October 1996 (age 22)
Saitama Prefecture, Japan
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
Women's singles & doubles
Highest ranking317 (WS 6 October 2016)
62 (WD 16 November 2017)
212 (XD 5 July 2018)
BWF profile

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AchievementsEdit

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels: Grand Prix Gold and Grand Prix. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Bitburger Open   Aoi Matsuda   Jongkolphan Kititharakul
  Rawinda Prajongjai
19–21, 6–21   Runner-up
2017 Russian Open   Aoi Matsuda   Yuho Imai
  Minami Kawashima
11–6, 6–11, 11–7, 7–11, 11–5   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Russian Open   Keiichiro Matsui   Chan Peng Soon
  Cheah Yee See
8–11, 11–13, 3–11   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Yonex / K&D Graphics International   Riko Imai   Annie Xu
  Kelly Xu
21–15, 21–19   Winner
2018 White Nights   Riko Imai   Asumi Kugo
  Megumi Yokoyama
21–18, 21–12   Winner
2016 Tahiti International   Ayaka Kawasaki   Eva Lee
  Paula Lynn Obanana
21–13, 21–12   Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

Personal lifeEdit

Her mother, Wu Jianqiu is a former member of the China national badminton team.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Players: Akane Araki". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  2. ^ "七十七銀行: 選手紹介・女子2部" (PDF). www.badspi.jp (in Japanese). The 77 Bank. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Badminton : La journée de finale interrompue en raison de la pluie". www.tntv.pf (in French). Tahiti Nui Television. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  4. ^ "ベルギーインターナショナル2016". www.badminton.or.jp (in Japanese). Nippon Badminton Association. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  5. ^ "元世界女王の娘・荒木萌恵、敗れる バドミントン". www.nikkansports.com (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports News. Retrieved 10 February 2017.

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