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Koharu Yonemoto (米元小春, Yonemoto Koharu, born 7 December 1990) is a Japanese badminton player.[1][2] Teamed-up with Yuriko Miki, they won the 2011 New Zealand and Austrian International tournament.[3] They also won the Grand Prix title at the 2014 Russia Open tournament.[4]

Koharu Yonemoto
米元小春
Yonex IFB 2013 - Eightfinal - Yuriko Miki - Koharu Yonemoto — Tian Qing - Zhao Yunlei 02.jpg
Personal information
Country Japan
Born (1990-12-07) 7 December 1990 (age 28)
Hiroshima, Japan
Height1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
HandednessRight
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking4 (WD 14 June 2018)
37 (XD 11 July 2013)
Current ranking6 (WD), 51 (XD) (19 March 2019)
BWF profile
Koharu Yonemoto (left) and her women's doubles partner Yuriko Miki (right) at the 2013 French Super Series

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AchievementsEdit

BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park Indoor Arena,
Nanjing, China
  Shiho Tanaka   Yuki Fukushima
  Sayaka Hirota
19–21, 15–21   Bronze

East Asian GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Binhai New Area Dagang Gymnasium,
Tianjin, China
  Yuriko Miki   Ou Dongni
  Tang Yuanting
8–21, 11–21   Silver

BWF World TourEdit

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]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Denmark Open Super 750   Shiho Tanaka   Yuki Fukushima
  Sayaka Hirota
19–21, 16–21   Runner-up

BWF SuperseriesEdit

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.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Dubai World Superseries Finals   Shiho Tanaka   Yuki Fukushima
  Sayaka Hirota
21–16, 21–15   Winner
2017 Denmark Open   Shiho Tanaka   Lee So-hee
  Shin Seung-chan
13–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2017 India Open   Shiho Tanaka   Naoko Fukuman
  Kurumi Yonao
16–21, 21–19, 21–10   Winner
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand PrixEdit

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.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Chinese Taipei Masters   Shiho Tanaka   Yuki Fukushima
  Sayaka Hirota
10–11, 5–11, 7–11   Runner-up
2016 U.S. Open   Shiho Tanaka   Mayu Matsumoto
  Wakana Nagahara
20–22, 21–15, 21–19   Winner
2015 Chinese Taipei Masters   Shiho Tanaka   Anggia Shitta Awanda
  Ni Ketut Mahadewi Istirani
19–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2014 Russian Open   Yuriko Miki   Mayu Matsumoto
  Wakana Nagahara
21–17, 21–7   Winner
2013 Thailand Open   Yuriko Miki   Nitya Krishinda Maheswari
  Greysia Polii
7–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2012 Canada Open   Yuriko Miki   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
15–21, 21–15, 12–21   Runner-up
2010 Russian Open   Yuriko Miki   Valeria Sorokina
  Nina Vislova
18–21, 18–21   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Chinese Taipei Masters   Ryota Taohata   Tang Chun Man
  Tse Ying Suet
3–11, 7–11, 12–14   Runner-up
2012 Canada Open   Takeshi Kamura   Ryota Taohata
  Ayaka Takahashi
14–21, 16–21   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Vietnam International   Shiho Tanaka   Yuki Fukushima
  Chiharu Shida
26–28, 15–21   Runner-up
2013 Osaka International   Yuriko Miki   Rie Eto
  Yu Wakita
10–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2012 Scottish International   Yuriko Miki   Naoko Fukuman
  Kurumi Yonao
21–23, 18–21   Runner-up
2011 Osaka International   Yuriko Miki   Miri Ichimaru
  Shiho Tanaka
21–19, 18–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2011 New Zealand International   Yuriko Miki   Poon Lok Yan
  Tse Ying Suet
16–21, 21–16, 22–20   Winner
2011 Austrian International   Yuriko Miki   Line Damkjaer Kruse
  Marie Roepke
26–24, 21–15   Winner
2008 North Shore City International   Ayaka Takahashi   Renee Flavell
  Rachel Hindley
21–9, 21–15   Winner
2008 Waikato International   Ayaka Takahashi   Renee Flavell
  Rachel Hindley
21–18, 21–19   Winner
2008 Smiling Fish International   Ayaka Takahashi   Oku Yukina
  Megumi Taruno
15–21, 20–22   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Osaka International   Takeshi Kamura   Riky Widianto
  Richi Puspita Dili
15–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2011 Osaka International   Takeshi Kamura   Keisuke Kawaguchi
  Shinobu Ogura
21–18, 21–7   Winner
2011 New Zealand International   Takeshi Kamura   Danny Bawa Chrisnanta
  Yu Yan Vanessa Neo
14–21, 13–21   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Players: Koharu Yonemoto". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  2. ^ Koharu Yonemoto 米元小春 No.10. hokutobadmintonclub.jp (in Japanese). Hokuto Bank. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Zauner/Zirnwald im Wien-Halbfinale gescheitert". sport.orf.at (in German). ORF Sport +. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Russian Open 2014 Finals – Japanese dominate almost all". Badzine.net. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  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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