Kumiko Ogura (小椋 久美子, Ogura Kumiko, born 5 July 1983) is a Japanese badminton player, affiliated with the Sanyo Electric team.[1]

Kumiko Ogura
Personal information
Country Japan
Born (1983-07-05) 5 July 1983 (age 36)
Kawagoe, Mie, Japan
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb)
HandednessRight
Women's doubles
Highest ranking6
BWF profile

Born in Kawagoe, Mie, Ogura started playing badminton at the age of eight. When she was in grade 1 in Shitennoji Senior High School, she entered the Japanese junior team. After graduating from high school in 2002, she joined the Sanyo Electric team.[2]

She partnered with Reiko Shiota, and they became the women's doubles runner-up at the 2005 Asian Championships. The two won their first world grand prix title at the 2005 Denmark Open. In 2006, she won the bronze medal at the Doha 2006 Asian Games, after being defeated by Yang Wei and Zhang Jiewen in the semifinals. She also won the women's doubles bronze at the 2007 World Championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In May 2008, she and Shiota ranked 6 in BWF World Ranking, and qualified to compete at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics.[3] In the first round they beat the Danish pair Lena Frier Kristiansen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl in the rubber games, but were defeated by Du Jing and Yu Yang of China in the second round in the straight games.[4]

In March 2010, she retired from the Sanyo team, and started to affiliate with Kay Enterprises as a coach.

In March 2011, she married Japanese rugby union player Daisuke Yamamoto, but in September 2012, she submitted a divorce letter.[5][6]

AchievementsEdit

BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Putra Indoor Stadium,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  Reiko Shiota   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
16–21, 25–23, 6–21   Bronze

Asian GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Aspire Hall 3,
Doha, Qatar
  Reiko Shiota   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
22–20, 16–21, 9–21   Bronze

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Bandaraya Stadium,
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
  Reiko Shiota   Yang Wei
  Zhao Tingting
15–21, 9–21   Bronze
2005 Gachibowli Indoor Stadium,
Hyderabad, India
  Reiko Shiota   Lee Hyo-jung
  Lee Kyung-won
13–15, 15–8, 5–15   Silver

IBF Grand PrixEdit

The World Badminton Grand Prix has been sanctioned by the International Badminton Federation since 1983.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 Denmark Open   Reiko Shiota   Gail Emms
  Donna Kellogg
15–6, 15–9   Winner

BWF International Challenge/Series/SatelliteEdit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Osaka International   Reiko Shiota   Ha Jung-eun
  Kim Min-jung
20–22, 21–8, 21–13   Winner
2007 Osaka International   Reiko Shiota   Aki Akao
  Tomomi Matsuda
21–12, 21–23, 14–21   Runner-up
2003 Smiling Fish Satellite   Reiko Shiota   Duanganong Aroonkesorn
  Salakjit Ponsana
  Runner-up
2003 Scottish International   Reiko Shiota   Nicole Grether
  Juliane Schenk
8–15, 15–11, 15–12   Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "メンバープロフィール 小椋 久美子". Sanyo. Archived from the original on 26 March 2010. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  2. ^ "小椋久美子と潮田玲子の仲は?中村昌也が告白!離婚の理由や性格は" (in Japanese). りんたの365日日記帳. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  3. ^ "'Ogu-Shio' eager for chance to prove their worth on Olympic stage". The Japan Times. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Japanese Pair Upset Chinese Top Seeds". Badminton Information. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  5. ^ "「オグシオ」小椋久美子さん結婚!お相手は神鋼ラガーマン" (in Japanese). Sports Nippon. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  6. ^ "「オグシオ」小椋久美子、離婚届" (in Japanese). J-CAST, Inc. Retrieved 3 February 2018.

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