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 Kenta Kazuno for mixed doubles. Kurihara was scheduled to compete with her partner in mixed doubles at the 2016 Summer Olympics to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
27 September 1989 |
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Highest ranking||26 (WS) 3 Nov 2011
22 (WD) 19 Mar 2015
11 (XD) 9 Mar 2017
BWF Grand PrixEdit
|2010||Russian Open||Ella Diehl||21-19, 21-19||Winner|
|2011||German Open||Liu Xin||13-21, 21-15, 9-21||Runner-up|
|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/SeriesEdit
|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 Chervaykova
|21-15, 17-21, 20-22||Runner-up|
- "Ayane KURIHARA Player Profile". bwfworldsuperseries.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
- "Ayane KURIHARA Full Profile". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
- "RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX 2010". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
- "YONEX German Open Grand Prix Gold 2011". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 5 August 2016.