Misaki Matsutomo (松友 美佐紀 Matsutomo Misaki, born 8 February 1992) is a Japanese badminton player who is a doubles specialist. Despite playing doubles, she was also a finalist in girls' singles at the 2010 BWF World Junior Championships in Mexico.
Misaki Matsutomo at the 2013 French Super Series
8 February 1992 |
|Height||1.59 m (5 ft 3 in)|
|Highest ranking||1 (20 October 2014)|
|Current ranking||2 (8 February 2018)|
In 2016, she won the women's doubles gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She and her women's doubles partner Ayaka Takahashi were also honoured with the Female Player of the Year award. They have been playing together for more than ten years, ever since they were schoolmates. Matsutomo and Takahashi became the first pair from outside China to win the women’s Olympic doubles title since the 1996 Atlanta Games, giving Japan its second medal in the event after Mizuki Fujii and Reika Kakiiwa took silver at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
|2016||Riocentro - Pavilion 4,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Ayaka Takahashi|| Christinna Pedersen
Kamilla Rytter Juhl
|18–21, 21–9, 21–19||Gold|
BWF World ChampionshipsEdit
|Ayaka Takahashi|| Chen Qingchen
Incheon, South Korea
|Ayaka Takahashi|| Nitya Krishinda Maheswari
Badminton Asia ChampionshipsEdit
|2017||Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
|Ayaka Takahashi|| Kim Hye-rin
|21–19, 16–21, 21–10||Gold|
|2016||Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
|Ayaka Takahashi|| Naoko Fukuman
|2015||Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
|Ayaka Takahashi|| Wang Xiaoli
|18–21, 21–18, 15–21||Bronze|
|2015||Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
|Kenichi Hayakawa|| Lee Chun Hei
Chau Hoi Wah
BWF World Junior ChampionshipsEdit
|2010||Domo del Code Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico||Ratchanok Intanon||13–21, 21–16, 10–21||Silver|
BWF World Tour (1 title, 0 runners-ups)Edit
The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018, 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.
|2018||Indonesia Masters||Super 500||Ayaka Takahashi|| Greysia Polii
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.
BWF Grand PrixEdit
|2016||Malaysia Masters||Ayaka Takahashi|| Tang Yuanting
|2014||German Open||Ayaka Takahashi|| Jung Kyung-eun
|2012||Indonesian Masters||Ayaka Takahashi|| Eom Hye-won
|21–12, 12–21, 21–13||Winner|
|2012||Canada Open||Ayaka Takahashi|| Koharu Yonemoto
|21–15, 15–21, 21–12||Winner|
|2012||U.S. Open||Ayaka Takahashi|| Valeri Sorokina
|2011||Russian Open||Ayaka Takahashi|| Valeri Sorokina
|2009||Syed Modi Memorial||Ayaka Takahashi|| Nadya Melati
Devi Tika Permatasari
|21–14, 15–21, 21–15||Winner|
|2012||U.S. Open||Kenichi Hayakawa|| Tony Gunawan
BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit
|2009||Belgian International||Yao Jie||14–21, 21–14, 16–21||Runner-up|
|2008||North Shore City International||Sayaka Sato||18–21, 20–22||Runner-up|
|2010||Osaka International||Ayaka Takahashi|| Mizuki Fujii
|2009||Belgian International||Ayaka Takahashi|| Emma Mason
|21–8, 18–21, 21–13||Winner|
|2009||Osaka International||Ayaka Takahashi|| Kaori Mori
|21–16, 16–21, 24–22||Winner|
|2008||Waikato International||Naomasa Senkyo|| Henry Tam
- "選手・スタッフ紹介: 松友 美佐紀 Misaki Matsutomo". www.unisys.co.jp (in Japanese). Unisys. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
- "Matsutomo, Takahashi claim Japan's first-ever Olympic badminton gold". www.japantimes.co.jp. The Japan Times. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
- "Lee, Matsutomo/Takahashi Win Best Player Awards". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
- "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
- "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.