Keigo Sonoda

Keigo Sonoda (園田 啓悟, Sonoda Keigo, born 20 February 1990) is a Japanese badminton player.[1] He affiliated with the YKK AP Yatsushiro, before joining the Tonami team in 2010. Sonoda was part of the national team that won the 2014 Thomas Cup. He captured his first Superseries title at the 2016 Hong Kong Open, and reached a career high of world number 2 in the men's doubles partnered with Takeshi Kamura in January 2017.[2][3]

Keigo Sonoda
園田 啓悟
TOTAL BWF World Champs 2015 Day 2 Keigo Sonoda.jpg
Personal information
Country Japan
Born (1990-02-20) 20 February 1990 (age 30)
Yatsushiro, Kumamoto, Japan
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's singles & doubles
Highest ranking69 (MS 1 December 2011)
2 (MD 26 January 2017)
19 (XD 31 March 2016)
Current ranking4 (MD 14 January 2020)
BWF profile

Sonoda won the silver medal at the 2018 World Championships and a bronze in 2017. In the continental Asia, he helps the national team won the 2017 Asia Mixed Team Championships, also collected a silver and three bronze medals in the individual men's doubles event. He competed at the 2014 and 2018 Asian Games.[4]

AchievementsEdit

BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park,
Nanjing, China
  Takeshi Kamura   Li Junhui
  Liu Yuchen
12–21, 19–21   Silver
2017 Emirates Arena,
Glasgow, Scotland
  Takeshi Kamura   Mohammad Ahsan
  Rian Agung Saputro
12–21, 15–21   Bronze

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
  Takeshi Kamura   Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
  Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
21–15, 17–21, 15–21   Bronze
2018 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
  Takeshi Kamura   Li Junhui
  Liu Yuchen
21–11, 10–21, 13–21   Silver
2017 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
  Takeshi Kamura   Li Junhui
  Liu Yuchen
15–21, 21–13, 18–21   Bronze
2016 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
  Takeshi Kamura   Lee Yong-dae
  Yoo Yeon-seong
17–21, 18–21   Bronze

BWF World Tour (3 titles, 7 runners-up)Edit

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[5] 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.[6]

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Fuzhou China Open Super 750   Takeshi Kamura   Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
  Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
17–21, 9–21   Runner-up
2019 Korea Open Super 500   Takeshi Kamura   Fajar Alfian
  Muhammad Rian Ardianto
16–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2019 Australian Open Super 300   Takeshi Kamura   Ko Sung-hyun
  Shin Baek-cheol
11–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2019 Singapore Open Super 500   Takeshi Kamura   Mohammad Ahsan
  Hendra Setiawan
21–13, 19–21, 21–17   Winner
2019 Malaysia Open Super 750   Takeshi Kamura   Li Junhui
  Liu Yuchen
12–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2019 German Open Super 300   Takeshi Kamura   Hiroyuki Endo
  Yuta Watanabe
21–15, 11–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2018 Hong Kong Open Super 500   Takeshi Kamura   Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
  Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
13–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2018 Denmark Open Super 750   Takeshi Kamura   Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
  Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
15–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2018 Thailand Open Super 500   Takeshi Kamura   Hiroyuki Endo
  Yuta Watanabe
21–17, 21–19   Winner
2018 Malaysia Open Super 750   Takeshi Kamura   Hiroyuki Endo
  Yuta Watanabe
21–8, 21–10   Winner

BWF Superseries (2 titles, 2 runners-up)Edit

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two levels: Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011, with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Australia Open   Takeshi Kamura   Hendra Setiawan
  Tan Boon Heong
21–17, 21–19   Winner
2016 Dubai World Superseries Finals   Takeshi Kamura   Goh V Shem
  Tan Wee Kiong
14–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2016 Hong Kong Open   Takeshi Kamura   Mathias Boe
  Carsten Mogensen
21–19, 21–19   Winner
2016 Singapore Open   Takeshi Kamura   Fu Haifeng
  Zhang Nan
11–21, 20–22   Runner-up
  Superseries Finals Tournament
  Superseries Premier Tournament
  Superseries Tournament

BWF Grand Prix (3 titles)Edit

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

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 German Open   Takeshi Kamura   Hiroyuki Endo
  Kenichi Hayakawa
21–19, 14–21, 21–14   Winner
2013 U.S. Open   Takeshi Kamura   Liang Jui-wei
  Liao Kuan-hao
21–16, 27–25   Winner
2012 Canada Open   Takeshi Kamura   Hiroyuki Saeki
  Ryota Taohata
12–21, 21–16, 21–19   Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (5 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2011 Osaka International   Sho Zeniya 18–21, 21–16, 21–16   Winner

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Austrian International   Takeshi Kamura   Hiroyuki Saeki
  Ryota Taohata
18–21, 21–15, 18–21   Runner-up
2012 Scottish International   Takeshi Kamura   Hiroyuki Saeki
  Ryota Taohata
16–21, 21–11, 21–17   Winner
2012 Osaka International   Takeshi Kamura   Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
  Agripina Prima Rahmanto
21–17, 21–23, 21–18   Winner
2011 Malaysia International   Takeshi Kamura   Chen Chung-jen
  Lin Yen-jui
21–13, 21–17   Winner
2011 Osaka International   Takatoshi Kurose   Shu Wada
  Tatsuya Watanabe
21–14, 21–14   Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Players: Keigo Sonoda". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Badminton player: 園田 啓悟 Keigo Sonoda". www.tonami.co.jp (in Japanese). Tonami. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  3. ^ "選手プロフィール 園田 啓悟そのだ けいご". www.badminton.or.jp (in Japanese). Nippon Badminton Association. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Men's Team - Entry List by Event". Incheon 2014 official website. Archived from the original on 11 July 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  5. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.

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