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Misaki Matsutomo (松友 美佐紀, Matsutomo Misaki, born 8 February 1992) is a Japanese badminton player who is a doubles specialist.[1] 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
Country  Japan
Born (1992-02-08) 8 February 1992 (age 25)
Tokushima, Japan
Height 1.59 m (5 ft 3 in)
Handedness Right
Women's doubles
Highest ranking 1 (20 October 2014)
Current ranking 1 (24 August 2017)
BWF profile

Contents

CareerEdit

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

Badminton Asia ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

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

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 SuperseriesEdit

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.

Women's doubles

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

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Women's doubles

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

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
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

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Osaka International   Ayaka Takahashi   Mizuki Fujii
  Reika Kakiiwa
19–21, 16–21   Runner-up
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

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ "Matsutomo, Takahashi claim Japan’s first-ever Olympic badminton gold". www.japantimes.co.jp. The Japan Times. Retrieved 17 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Lee, Matsutomo/Takahashi Win Best Player Awards". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 17 March 2017. 

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