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Ayane Kurihara (栗原 文音, born 27 September 1989) is a Japanese badminton player.[1] 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.[2] 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.

Ayane Kurihara
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Personal information
Country  Japan
Born (1989-09-27) 27 September 1989 (age 28)
Fukuoka, Japan
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Handedness Right
Women's
Highest ranking 26 (WS) 3 Nov 2011
22 (WD) 19 Mar 2015
11 (XD) 9 Mar 2017
BWF profile

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AchievementsEdit

BWF Grand PrixEdit

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

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2010 Russian Open   Ella Diehl 21-19, 21-19[3]   Winner
2011 German Open   Liu Xin 13-21, 21-15, 9-21[4]   Runner-up

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 U.S. Open   Naru Shinoya   Yu Yang
  Zhong Qianxin
14-21, 10-21   Runner-up
2015 Swiss Open   Naru Shinoya   Bao Yixin
  Tang Yuanting
19-21, 21-14, 17-21   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Portugal International   Naru Shinoya   Carola Bott
  Jennifer Karnott
21-13, 21-16   Winner
2015 China International   Naru Shinoya   Ou Dongni
  Yu Xiaohan
21-14, 18-21, 21-23   Runner-up
2014 Malaysia International   Naru Shinoya   Maretha Dea Giovani
  Rosyita Eka Putri Sari
21-14, 21-17   Winner
2014 Polish Open   Naru Shinoya   Anastasia Chervaykova
  Nina Vislova
21-15, 17-21, 20-22   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ayane KURIHARA Player Profile". bwfworldsuperseries.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Ayane KURIHARA Full Profile". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX 2010". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "YONEX German Open Grand Prix Gold 2011". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 

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