Misaki Matsutomo

Misaki Matsutomo (松友 美佐紀, Matsutomo Misaki, born 8 February 1992) is a Japanese badminton player who is a doubles specialist.[1] She won the gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympic women's doubles alongside Ayaka Takahashi. Despite playing doubles, she was also a finalist in girls' singles at the 2010 BWF World Junior Championships in Mexico.

Misaki Matsutomo
Yonex IFB 2013 - Quarterfinal - Tian Qing - Zhao Yunlei vs Misaki Matsutomo - Ayaka Takahashi 01.jpg
Misaki Matsutomo at the 2013 French Super Series
Personal information
CountryJapan
Born (1992-02-08) 8 February 1992 (age 29)
Tokushima, Japan
Height1.59 m (5 ft 3 in)
HandednessRight
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking1 (WD with Ayaka Takahashi 20 October 2014)
12 (XD with Kenichi Hayakawa 19 June 2014)
Current ranking18 (XD with Yuki Kaneko 30 November 2021)
BWF profile

Career overviewEdit

In 2016, she won the women's doubles gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[2] She and her women's doubles partner Ayaka Takahashi were also honoured with the Female Player of the Year award.[3] 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.

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
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

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Emirates Arena,
Glasgow, Scotland
  Ayaka Takahashi   Chen Qingchen
  Jia Yifan
17–21, 15–21   Bronze

Asian GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Gyeyang Gymnasium,
Incheon, South Korea
  Ayaka Takahashi   Nitya Krishinda Maheswari
  Greysia Polii
15–21, 9–21   Silver
2018 Istora Gelora Bung Karno,
Jakarta, Indonesia
  Ayaka Takahashi   Chen Qingchen
  Jia Yifan
20–22, 20–22   Silver

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
  Ayaka Takahashi   Wang Xiaoli
  Yu Yang
18–21, 21–18, 15–21   Bronze
2016 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
  Ayaka Takahashi   Naoko Fukuman
  Kurumi Yonao
21–13, 21–15   Gold
2017 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
  Ayaka Takahashi   Kim Hye-rin
  Yoo Hae-won
21–19, 16–21, 21–10   Gold
2018 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
  Ayaka Takahashi   Yuki Fukushima
  Sayaka Hirota
18–21, 21–18, 15–21   SIlver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
  Kenichi Hayakawa   Lee Chun Hei
  Chau Hoi Wah
17–21, 19–21   Bronze

BWF World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2010 Domo del Code Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico   Ratchanok Intanon 13–21, 21–16, 10–21   Silver

BWF World Tour (6 titles, 7 runners-up)Edit

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[4] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tours are divided into levels of World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[5]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Indonesia Masters Super 500   Ayaka Takahashi   Greysia Polii
  Apriyani Rahayu
21–17, 21–12   Winner
2018 Malaysia Open Super 750   Ayaka Takahashi   Chen Qingchen
  Jia Yifan
21–12, 21–12   Winner
2018 Thailand Open Super 500   Ayaka Takahashi   Greysia Polii
  Apriyani Rahayu
13–21, 10–21   Runner-up
2018 China Open Super 1000   Ayaka Takahashi   Mayu Matsumoto
  Wakana Nagahara
21–16, 21–12   Winner
2018 Korea Open Super 500   Ayaka Takahashi   Yuki Fukushima
  Sayaka Hirota
21–11, 21–18   Winner
2018 BWF World Tour Finals World Tour Finals   Ayaka Takahashi   Lee So-hee
  Shin Seung-chan
21–12, 22–20   Winner
2019 Indonesia Masters Super 500   Ayaka Takahashi   Kim So-yeong
  Kong Hee-yong
21–19, 21–15   Winner
2019 German Open Super 300   Ayaka Takahashi   Du Yue
  Li Yinhui
20–22, 15–21   Runner-up
2019 New Zealand Open Super 300   Ayaka Takahashi   Kim So-yeong
  Kong Hee-yong
15–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2019 Indonesia Open Super 1000   Ayaka Takahashi   Yuki Fukushima
  Sayaka Hirota
16–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2019 China Open Super 1000   Ayaka Takahashi   Chen Qingchen
  Jia Yifan
14–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2019 Korea Masters Super 300   Ayaka Takahashi   Nami Matsuyama
  Chiharu Shida
21–15, 17–21, 18–21   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2021 All England Open Super 1000   Yuki Kaneko   Yuta Watanabe
  Arisa Higashino
14–21, 13–21   Runner-up

BWF Superseries (9 titles, 13 runners-up)Edit

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[6] was a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels were Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consisted of twelve tournaments around the world that had been introduced since 2011.[7] Successful players were invited to the Superseries Finals, which were held at the end of each year.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Denmark Open   Ayaka Takahashi   Ma Jin
  Tang Jinhua
8–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2013 Malaysia Open   Ayaka Takahashi   Bao Yixin
  Tian Qing
16–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2013 Singapore Open   Ayaka Takahashi   Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
19–21, 16-21   Runner-up
2014 Malaysia Open   Ayaka Takahashi   Bao Yixin
  Tang Jinhua
19–21, 21–14, 13-21   Runner-up
2014 Japan Open   Ayaka Takahashi   Reika Kakiiwa
  Miyuki Maeda
21–13, 21-17   Winner
2014 Australian Open   Ayaka Takahashi   Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
15–21, 9–21   Runner-up
2014 Denmark Open   Ayaka Takahashi   Wang Xiaoli
  Yu Yang
14–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2014 Hong Kong Open   Ayaka Takahashi   Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
13–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2014 Dubai World Superseries Finals   Ayaka Takahashi   Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
21–17, 21–14   Winner
2015 India Open   Ayaka Takahashi   Luo Ying
  Luo Yu
21–19, 21-19   Winner
2015 Singapore Open   Ayaka Takahashi   Ou Dongni
  Yu Xiaohan
17–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2015 China Open   Ayaka Takahashi   Tang Yuanting
  Yu Yang
21–18, 13–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2016 All England Open   Ayaka Takahashi   Tang Yuanting
  Yu Yang
21–10, 21–12   Winner
2016 India Open   Ayaka Takahashi   Naoko Fukuman
  Kurumi Yonao
21–18, 21–18   Winner
2016 Singapore Open   Ayaka Takahashi   Nitya Krishinda Maheswari
  Greysia Polii
Walkover   Runner-up
2016 Indonesia Open   Ayaka Takahashi   Tang Yuanting
  Yu Yang
21–15, 8–21, 21–15   Winner
2016 Japan Open   Ayaka Takahashi   Christinna Pedersen
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21–19, 18–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2016 Denmark Open   Ayaka Takahashi   Jung Kyung-eun
  Shin Seung-chan
19–21, 21–11, 21–16   Winner
2016 Dubai World Superseries Finals   Ayaka Takahashi   Chen Qingchen
  Jia Yifan
15–21, 21–13, 17–21   Runner-up
2017 Singapore Open   Ayaka Takahashi   Christinna Pedersen
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
18–21, 21–14, 15–21   Runner-up
2017 Australian Open   Ayaka Takahashi   Christinna Pedersen
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21–10, 21–13   Winner
2017 Japan Open   Ayaka Takahashi   Kim Ha-na
  Kong Hee-yong
21–18, 21–16   Winner
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix (6 titles, 2 runners-up)Edit

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

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 India Grand Prix   Ayaka Takahashi   Nadya Melati
  Devi Tika Permatasari
21–14, 15–21, 21–15   Winner
2011 Russian Open   Ayaka Takahashi   Valeri Sorokina
  Nina Vislova
20–22, 18–21   Runner-up
2012 U.S. Open   Ayaka Takahashi   Valeri Sorokina
  Nina Vislova
21–19, 21–17   Winner
2012 Canada Open   Ayaka Takahashi   Yuriko Miki
  Koharu Yonemoto
21–15, 15–21, 21–12   Winner
2012 Indonesia Grand Prix Gold   Ayaka Takahashi   Eom Hye-won
  Jang Ye-na
21–12, 12–21, 21–13   Winner
2014 German Open   Ayaka Takahashi   Jung Kyung-eun
  Kim Ha-na
23–21, 24–22   Winner
2016 Malaysia Masters   Ayaka Takahashi   Tang Yuanting
  Yu Yang
21–18, 22–20   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 U.S. Open   Kenichi Hayakawa   Tony Gunawan
  Vita Marissa
13–21, 10–21   Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (2 titles, 4 runners-up)Edit

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2008 North Shore City International   Sayaka Sato 18–21, 20–22   Runner-up
2009 Belgian International   Yao Jie 14–21, 21–14, 16–21   Runner-up

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Belgian International   Ayaka Takahashi   Emma Mason
  Samantha Ward
21–8, 18–21, 21–13   Winner
2009 Osaka International   Ayaka Takahashi   Kaori Mori
  Aya Wakisaka
21–16, 16–21, 24–22   Winner
2010 Osaka International   Ayaka Takahashi   Mizuki Fujii
  Reika Kakiiwa
19–21, 16–21   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Waikato International   Naomasa Senkyo   Henry Tam
  Donna Haliday
13–21, 18–21   Runner-up
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

Performance timelineEdit

Key
W F SF QF #R RR Q# A G S B NH N/A
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze medal; (NH) not held; (N/A) not applicable.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

National teamEdit

  • Junior level
Team event 2007
Asian Junior Championships B
  • Senior level
Team events 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Asia Team Championships NH S NH G NH A NH
Asia Mixed Team Championships NH G NH A NH
Asian Games NH B NH G NH
Uber Cup B NH S NH B NH G NH S NH
Sudirman Cup NH QF NH S NH B NH S NH S

Individual competitionsEdit

  • Junior level
Event 2010
World Junior Championships S (GS)
2R (XD)
  • Senior level
Event 2011 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Asian Championships 1R (WD)
1R (XD)
1R (WD)
1R (XD)
A B (WD)
B (XD)
G (WD) G (WD) S (WD) 1R (WD)
QF (XD)
Asian Games NH S (WD)
2R (XD)
NH S (WD) NH
World Championships 3R (WD) 2R (WD)
QF (XD)
3R (WD)
2R (XD)
3R (WD)
2R (XD)
NH B (WD) 3R (WD)
2R (XD)
QF (WD)
2R (XD)
Olympic Games NH G (WD) NH
Tournament BWF Superseries / Grand Prix BWF World Tour Best
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Swiss Open A 1R (WD)
1R (XD)
2R (WD)
1R (XD)
2R (WD)
QF (XD)
A NH A QF ('12)
German Open A 2R (WD)
2R (XD)
QF (WD) SF (WD)
QF (XD)
W (WD)
2R (XD)
2R (WD)
1R (XD)
SF (WD) A w/d (WD) F (WD)
2R (XD)
NH W ('14)
All England Open A 1R (WD)
1R (XD)
2R (WD) 2R (WD) 1R (WD)
1R (XD)
SF (WD)
QF (XD)
1R (WD)
2R (XD)
W (WD) 2R (WD) QF (WD) 1R (WD)
1R (XD)
SF (WD) F (XD) W ('16)
Malaysia Masters NH A QF (WS)
2R (WD)
1R (WD)
1R (XD)
A W (WD) A QF (WD) SF (WD)
2R (XD)
QF (WD) W ('16)
New Zealand Open A NH N/A NH A F (WD) NH F ('19)
Australian Open N/A A 2R (WS)
QF (WD)
QF (WD)
2R (XD)
QF (WD)
SF (XD)
A F (WD) SF (WD)
1R (XD)
QF (WD) W (WD)
QF (XD)
A SF (WD) NH W ('17)
India Open A 2R (WD)
1R (XD)
QF (WD) SF (WD)
2R (XD)
QF (WD)
1R (XD)
W (WD)
QF (XD)
W (WD) A NH W ('15, '16)
Malaysia Open A 1R (WD) 2R (WD)
2R (XD)
A F (WD)
1R (XD)
F (WD)
1R (XD)
1R (WD)
1R (XD)
QF (WD) SF (WD) W (WD)
2R (XD)
2R (WD)
1R (XD)
NH W ('18)
Singapore Open A 1R (WD) 2R (WD)
1R (XD)
2R (WD)
2R (XD)
F (WD)
2R (XD)
SF (WD)
2R (XD)
F (WD) F (WD) F (WD)
2R (XD)
A 2R (WD)
QF (XD)
NH F ('13, '15, '16, '17)
Korea Masters N/A A F (WD) NH F ('19)
Thailand Open A NH A NH A F (WD)
2R (XD)
QF (WD)
QF (XD)
A NH F ('18)
Canada Open NH A W (WD)
QF (XD)
A NH W ('12)
U.S. Open A 1R (WD)
1R (XD)
W (WD)
F (XD)
A NH W ('12)
Russian Open A F (WD)
SF (XD)
A NH F ('11)
Korea Open A QF (WD)
1R (XD)
2R (WD) A QF (WD)
2R (XD)
QF (WD)
1R (XD)
w/d (WD) A SF (WD)
1R (XD)
W (WD)
2R (XD)
QF (WD)
QF (XD)
NH W ('18)
Chinese Taipei Open A 1R (WD) A SF (WD) A NH SF ('15)
China Open A QF (WD) QF (WD) QF (WD)
1R (XD)
QF (WD)
1R (XD)
SF (WD)
1R (XD)
F (WD)
1R (XD)
2R (WD) QF (WD)
QF (XD)
W (WD)
1R (XD)
F (WD)
QF (XD)
NH W ('18)
Japan Open 2R (WD) 1R (WS)
2R (WD)
2R (WD) 1R (WD)
1R (XD)
2R (WD)
QF (XD)
SF (WD)
1R (XD)
W (WD)
SF (XD)
2R (WD)
2R (XD)
F (WD) W (WD)
2R (XD)
2R (WD)
2R (XD)
SF (WD)
1R (XD)
NH W ('14, '17)
Syed Modi International NH 2R (WS)
W (WD)
A NH A 1R (WD) A NH W ('09)
Dutch Open A 1R (WD)
QF (XD)
A NH NA QF ('10)
Denmark Open A 2R (WD)
1R (XD)
QF (WD) F (WD)
1R (XD)
SF (WD)
2R (XD)
F (WD)
2R (XD)
2R (WD)
1R (XD)
W (WD) 2R (WD)
2R (XD)
2R (WD) 1R (WD)
1R (XD)
A 1R (XD) W ('16)
French Open A 1R (WD) QF (WD)
1R (XD)
QF (WD)
QF (XD)
QF (WD)
1R (XD)
2R (WD)
2R (XD)
SF (WD) QF (WD)
1R (XD)
QF (WD) 2R (WD)
1R (XD)
NH 2R (XD) SF ('16)
Fuzhou China Open A 1R (WS)
1R (WD)
A 1R (WD)
1R (XD)
A QF (WD)
1R (XD)
A SF (WD)
1R (XD)
2R (WD)
1R (XD)
NH SF ('18)
Hong Kong Open A 2R (WD)
1R (XD)
QF (WD)
1R (XD)
SF (WD)
1R (XD)
F (WD)
1R (XD)
QF (WD)
1R (XD)
QF (WD)
2R (XD)
1R (WD)
1R (XD)
QF (WD)
1R (XD)
QF (WD)
QF (XD)
NH F ('14)
Indonesia Masters NH A W (WD) A NH W (WD) W (WD)
1R (XD)
SF (WD) 1R (XD) W ('12, '18, '19)
Indonesia Open A 1R (WD) 1R (WD)
2R (XD)
A QF (WD)
1R (XD)
2R (WD)
1R (XD)
2R (WD)
2R (XD)
W (WD) 1R (WD) SF (WD)
2R (XD)
F (WD)
1R (XD)
NH 1R (XD) W ('16)
Superseries /
World Tour Finals
DNQ RR (WD) RR (WD) W (WD) SF (WD) F (WD) DNQ W (WD) DNQ W ('14, '18)
Year-end ranking 134 (WS)
41 (WD)
142 (WS)
21 (WD)
132 (XD)
17 (WD)
40 (XD)
7 (WD)
26 (XD)
4 (WD)
19 (XD)
2 (WD)
25 (XD)
4 (WD)
20 (XD)
1 (WD)
260 (XD)
2 (WD)
40 (XD)
2 (WD)
75 (XD)
4 (WD)
23 (XD)
7 (WD)
19 (XD)
1 (WD)
12 (XD)
Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Best

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "選手・スタッフ紹介: 松友 美佐紀 Misaki Matsutomo". Unisys (in Japanese). Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Matsutomo, Takahashi claim Japan's first-ever Olympic badminton gold". The Japan Times. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Lee, Matsutomo/Takahashi Win Best Player Awards". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 17 March 2017. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
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