Ayane Kurihara (栗原 文音, born 27 September 1989) is a Japanese badminton player. She began playing badminton at age 9, and played competitively from then on. She became a member of the Japan national badminton team at the age of 19. Her current partner is Naru Shinoya for women's doubles and Kohei Gondo for mixed doubles. Kurihara competed with her former partner Kenta Kazuno in the mixed doubles at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
|Born||27 September 1989|
Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||59 kg (130 lb)|
|Retired||23 December 2019|
|Women's singles & doubles|
|Highest ranking||26 (WS 3 November 2011)|
22 (WD 19 March 2015)
11 (XD 9 March 2017)
Kurihara announced her retirement through her Twitter account on 23 December 2019.
BWF World Tour (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit
The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour are divided into six levels, namely World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.
|2018||Chinese Taipei Open||Super 300||Naru Shinoya|| Nami Matsuyama
|2018||Akita Masters||Super 100||Kohei Gondo|| Alfian Eko Prasetya
|21–9, 21–23, 21–17||Winner|
BWF Grand Prix (1 title, 3 runners-up)Edit
|2011||German Open||Liu Xin||13–21, 21–15, 9–21||Runner-up|
|2010||Russian Open||Ella Diehl||21–19, 21–19||Winner|
|2015||U.S. Open||Naru Shinoya|| Yu Yang
|2015||Swiss Open||Naru Shinoya|| Bao Yixin
|19–21, 21–14, 17–21||Runner-up|
BWF International Challenge/Series (5 titles, 3 runners-up)Edit
|2010||Malaysia International||Masayo Nojirino||21–15, 18–21, 21–10||Winner|
|2015||Portugal International||Naru Shinoya|| Carola Bott
|2015||China International||Naru Shinoya|| Ou Dongni
|21–14, 18–21, 21–23||Runner-up|
|2014||Malaysia International||Naru Shinoya|| Maretha Dea Giovani
Rosyita Eka Putri Sari
|2014||Polish Open||Naru Shinoya|| Anastasia Chervyakova
|21–15, 17–21, 20–22||Runner-up|
|2018||Yonex / K&D Graphics International||Kohei Gondo|| Natchanon Tulamok
|2018||Indonesia International||Kohei Gondo|| Adnan Maulana
Shella Devi Aulia
|2018||South Australia International||Kohei Gondo|| Terry Hee Yong Kai
Citra Putri Sari Dewi
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- "Ayane Kurihara". Rio2016.com. Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 6 August 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
- "栗原文音退役后深夜发推 坚持到最后所以不后悔". sports.sina.com.cn (in Chinese). Sina Sports. 25 December 2019. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
- "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
- "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.
- Ayane KURIHARA at BWF.tournamentsoftware.com (alternative link)
- Ayane KURIHARA at BWFbadminton.com
- Ayane Kurihara at the International Olympic Committee
- Ayane Kurihara at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com (archived)
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