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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.[2] 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.[3]

Kodai Naraoka
奈良岡 功大
ならおか こうだい
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Kodai Naraoka at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics
Personal information
Country Japan
Born (2001-06-30) 30 June 2001 (age 18)
Aomori, Japan
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Weight69 kg (152 lb)[1]
HandednessRight
Men's singles
Highest ranking64 (22 October 2019)
Current ranking64 (22 October 2019)
BWF profile

AchievementsEdit

Youth Olympic GamesEdit

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2018 Tecnópolis, Buenos Aires, Argentina   Arnaud Merkle 21–17, 24–26, 22–20   Bronze

World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
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

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
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
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "選手 奈良岡 功大 (ならおか こうだい)" (in Japanese). Japanese Olympic Committee. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "【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.

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