Kodai Naraoka (奈良岡 功大 Naraoka Kōdai, born 30 June 2001) is Japanese badminton player from Aomori. He started playing badminton at the age of 5 with the influence of his father. Naraoka represented his country competed at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina, won the bronze medals in the boys' singles and mixed team event.
Kodai Naraoka at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics
|Born||30 June 2001|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||69 kg (152 lb)|
|Highest ranking||64 (22 October 2019)|
|Current ranking||64 (22 October 2019)|
Youth Olympic GamesEdit
|2018||Tecnópolis, Buenos Aires, Argentina||Arnaud Merkle||21–17, 24–26, 22–20||Bronze|
World Junior ChampionshipsEdit
|2018||Markham Pan Am Centre, Markham, Canada||Kunlavut Vitidsarn||9–21, 11–21||Silver|
|2017||GOR Among Rogo, Yogyakarta, Indonesia||Leong Jun Hao||14–21, 20–22||Bronze|
BWF International Challenge/Series (4 titles, 2 runners-up)Edit
|2019||Dubai International||Yusuke Onodera||21–14, 21–17||Winner|
|2019||Mongolia International||Kunlavut Vitidsarn||9–21, 21–17, 23–21||Winner|
|2019||Jamaica International||Kevin Cordón||21–17, 21–8||Winner|
|2019||Laos International||Minoru Koga||22–20, 22–20||Winner|
|2018||Yonex / K&D Graphics International||Koki Watanabe||14–21, 21–14, 15–21||Runner-up|
|2018||Osaka International||Yu Igarashi||21–14, 11–21, 12–21||Runner-up|
- "選手 奈良岡 功大 （ならおか こうだい）" (in Japanese). Japanese Olympic Committee. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
- "最年少勝利の奈良岡、夢はもちろん「東京五輪で金」／バドミントン". www.sanspo.com (in Japanese). Sankei Sports. 3 December 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
- "【バド×スピ！ 連載〈第14回〉】「最後まであきらめなかったことは今後につながる」" (in Japanese). Badminton Spirit. 31 October 2018. Retrieved 19 November 2018.