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Megumi Taruno (樽野 恵, Taruno Megumi, born 18 May 1988) is a Japanese female badminton player. Taruno was born in Fukuoka Prefecture, and graduated from Ishikawa Prefectural Kanazawa Koyo Kotogakko High School. She started playing badminton at aged 5, and then she joined the NTT East badminton team.[1][2] In 2007, she became the runner-up at the Indonesia - Surabaya International tournament in the women's singles event.[3] She won first international title at the 2008 Osaka International tournament, then in May 2008 she won the women's doubles event at the Smiling Fish International tournament partnered with Oku Yukina.[1][4] In February 2016, she retired from the NTT East badminton team, and started her career as a coach in the United States.[5][6]

Megumi Taruno
Personal information
Country United States
Born (1988-05-18) 18 May 1988 (age 31)
Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
Women's singles & doubles
Highest ranking32 (WS 11 March 2010)
27 (WD 9 October 2014)
BWF profile


BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2011 Osaka International   Minatsu Mitani 10–21, 10–21   Runner-up
2008 Smiling Fish International   Porntip Buranaprasertsuk 17–21, 23–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2008 Australian International   Mizuki Fujii 16–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2008 Osaka International   Mayu Sekiya 21–16, 21–15   Winner
2007 Indonesia - Surabaya International   Chiu Yi-ju 18–21, 14–21   Runner-up

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Austrian International   Misato Aratama   Chow Mei Kuan
  Lee Meng Yean
21–14, 22–20   Winner
2008 Smiling Fish International   Oku Yukina   Ayaka Takahashi
  Koharu Yonemoto
21–15, 22–20   Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament


  1. ^ a b "選手・スタッフ紹介 / 樽野 恵". (in Japanese). Nippon Telegraph and Telephone. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Player: 樽野 恵/ Megumi Taruno". (in Japanese). Smash & Net Tv. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Tantowi/Yulianti Juara Ganda Campuran Indonesia Challenge". (in Indonesian). Suara Merdeka. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  4. ^ "ผลการแข่งขันปุ้มปุ้ย ครั้งที่19 (2008)". (in Thai). Smasher Badminton Diary. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  5. ^ "引退の竹村「先が見えない時期も過ごしたが、幸せな選手生活だった」". (in Japanese). J SPORTS Corporation. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  6. ^ "27歳で現役を退いた樽野恵が挑む、バドミントン界で日本人初の試み". (in Japanese). AZrena. Retrieved 13 June 2018.

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