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. In 2007, she became the runner-up at the Indonesia - Surabaya International tournament in the women's singles event. 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. In February 2016, she retired from the NTT East badminton team, and started her career as a coach in the United States.
|Born||18 May 1988|
Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
|Women's singles & doubles|
|Highest ranking||32 (WS 11 March 2010)|
27 (WD 9 October 2014)
BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit
|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|
|2013||Austrian International||Misato Aratama|| Chow Mei Kuan
Lee Meng Yean
|2008||Smiling Fish International||Oku Yukina|| Ayaka Takahashi
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