Mami Naito

Mami Naito (内藤 真実, Naitō Mami, born 25 December 1986) is a Japanese international badminton player from the Yonex team, who competed at the 2014 Asian Games. She educated physical education at the Nippon Sport Science University, Tokyo. Her older brother, Yusuke Naito is a badminton coach.[2] Naito and her women's doubles partner Shizuka Matsuo have reached the career high as world number 3 in the BWF World ranking.[1]

Mami Naito
内藤 真実
Personal information
Birth name内藤 真実
Born (1986-12-25) 25 December 1986 (age 34)
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan[1]
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Weight67 kg (148 lb)
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking3 (WD 25 April 2013)
86 (XD 22 October 2009)[1]
BWF profile


Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Qingdao Sports Centre Conson Stadium, Qingdao, China   Shizuka Matsuo   Bao Yixin
  Zhong Qianxin
16–21, 19–21   Bronze

BWF SuperseriesEdit

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[3] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels are Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consists of twelve tournaments around the world that have been introduced since 2011.[4] Successful players are invited to the Superseries Finals, which are held at the end of each year.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Denmark Open   Shizuka Matsuo   Miyuki Maeda
  Satoko Suetsuna
17–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2012 Japan Open   Shizuka Matsuo   Poon Lok Yan
  Tse Ying Suet
17–21, 20–22   Runner-up
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) which was held from 2007 to 2017.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Australian Open   Shizuka Matsuo   Chin Eei Hui
  Wong Pei Tty
21–18, 21–11   Winner
2011 Malaysia Grand Prix Gold   Shizuka Matsuo   Miyuki Maeda
  Satoko Suetsuna
18–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2014 New Zealand Open   Shizuka Matsuo   Tang Hetian
  Renuga Veeran
13–21, 21–10, 18–21   Runner-up
2015 Mexico City Grand Prix   Shizuka Matsuo   Puttita Supajirakul
  Sapsiree Taerattanachai
21–17, 16–21, 21–10   Winner
2016 Swiss Open   Shizuka Matsuo   Naoko Fukuman
  Kurumi Yonao
21–16, 12–21, 21–12   Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Austrian International   Shizuka Matsuo   Mizuki Fujii
  Reika Kakiiwa
21–15, 21–18   Winner
2014 Osaka International   Shizuka Matsuo   Kugo Asumi
  Yui Miyauchi
24–22, 21–6   Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

Record against selected opponentsEdit

Record against year-end Finals finalists, World Championships semi-finalists, and Olympic quarter-finalists.[5]

Shizuka MatsuoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e "選手国内女子 内藤真実". (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 6 May 2019. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Profile: Naito Mami". Archived from the original on 10 July 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  3. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006. Archived from the original on 6 October 2007.
  4. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  5. ^ "Mami Naito Head to Head". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 9 June 2017.

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