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Miyuki Maeda (前田 美順, Maeda Miyuki, born 14 October 1985, in Kirishima, Kagoshima, Japan) is a Japanese female international badminton player from the Renesas badminton club.[1] She competed in three Asian Games editions from 2006 to 2014.[2]

Miyuki Maeda
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Miyuki Maeda at the 2013 French Super Series.
Personal information
CountryJapan
Born (1985-10-14) 14 October 1985 (age 34)
Kirishima, Kagoshima, Japan
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
HandednessRight
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking2 (WD) 15 September 2011
20 (XD) 6 March 2014
BWF profile

CareerEdit

Maeda's first major success was at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. With her women's doubles partner Satoko Suetsuna they finished fourth, the 2nd best performance to date by Japanese badminton players at the Olympics. The two have continued to compete together after the Olympics and have maintained a top six ranking since March 2010.[3] On the national level they won their first doubles title in 2010.

In the mixed doubles Maeda starts now with Noriyasu Hirata, winning the national championships in 2009 and 2010.

AwardsEdit

In 2010, she received the Valuable Player Award with her partner Satoko Suetsuna at the 2010 Badminton Nihon League.[2]

AchievementsEdit

BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Women's Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Ballerup Super Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark Reika Kakiiwa Wang Xiaoli
Yu Yang
8–21, 13–21   Bronze
2011 Wembley Arena, London, England Satoko Suetsuna Wang Xiaoli
Yu Yang
8–21, 15–21   Bronze

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Suwon Indoor Stadium, Suwon, South Korea Noriyasu Hirata Yoo Yeon-seong
Kim Min-jung
15–21, 15–21   Bronze

BWF SuperseriesEdit

The BWF Superseries has two level such as 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
2014 Japan Open Reika Kakiiwa Misaki Matsutomo
Ayaka Takahashi
13–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2013 India Open Satoko Suetsuna Christinna Pedersen
Kamilla Rytter Juhl
12–21, 23–21, 21–18   Winner
2012 China Open Satoko Suetsuna Wang Xiaoli
Yu Yang
19–21, 7–14 Retired   Runner-up
2011 India Open Satoko Suetsuna Mizuki Fujii
Reika Kakiiwa
26–24, 21–15   Winner
2010 Denmark Open Satoko Suetsuna Shizuka Matsuo
Mami Naito
21–17, 21–14   Winner
2010 Swiss Open Satoko Suetsuna Tian Qing
Yu Yang
16–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2009 Japan Open Satoko Suetsuna Ma Jin
Wang Xiaoli
19–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2008 Indonesia Open Satoko Suetsuna Vita Marissa
Liliyana Natsir
15–21, 14–21   Runner-up
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand PrixEdit

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

Women's Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Syed Modi India Open Satoko Suetsuna Shinta Mulia Sari
Yao Lei
17–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2011 Malaysia Masters Satoko Suetsuna Shizuka Matsuo
Mami Naito
21–18, 21–13   Winner
2008 India Open Satoko Suetsuna Chien Yu-chin
Cheng Wen-hsing
17–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2007 U.S. Open Satoko Suetsuna Aki Akao
Tomomi Matsuda
16–21, 21–14, 21–15   Winner

Mixed Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 U.S. Open Keita Masuda Howard Bach
Eva Lee
19–21, 21–11, 21–19   Winner
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Mixed Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Osaka International Keita Masuda Cho Gun-woo
Hong Soo-jung
21–10, 21–9   Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

Record against selected opponentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Miyuki Maeda Biography and Olympic Results | Olympics". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 7 May 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Maeda Miyuki". Wayback Machine. Archived from the original on 10 July 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Badminton World Federation – BWF World Ranking – BWF世界排名榜". Bwfbadminton.org. Retrieved 7 May 2012.
  4. ^ "Miyuki Maeda head to Head". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 7 May 2012.

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