Miyuki Maeda

Miyuki Maeda (前田 美順, Maeda Miyuki, born 14 October 1985) is a Japanese international badminton player from the Renesas badminton club and later affiliated with Saishunkan team. She participated at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games,[1] and also in three Asian Games editions from 2006 to 2014.[2]

Miyuki Maeda
Yonex IFB 2013 - Quarterfinal - Reika Kakiiwa - Miyuki Maeda vs Bao Yixin - Tang Jinhua 28.jpg
Miyuki Maeda at the 2013 French Super Series.
Personal information
CountryJapan
Born (1985-10-14) 14 October 1985 (age 36)
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 competed 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
2011 Wembley Arena, London, England   Satoko Suetsuna   Wang Xiaoli
  Yu Yang
8–21, 15–21   Bronze
2014 Ballerup Super Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark   Reika Kakiiwa   Wang Xiaoli
  Yu Yang
8–21, 13–21   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, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[4] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels are Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consists of twelve tournaments around the world that have been introduced since 2011.[5] Successful players are invited to the Superseries Finals, which are held at the end of each year.

Women's doubles

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

BWF Grand PrixEdit

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

Women's doubles

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

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

Record against year-end Finals finalists, World Championships semi-finalists, and Olympic quarter-finalists.[6]

Satoko SuetsunaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Miyuki Maeda Biography and Olympic Results | Olympics". Sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. 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. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006. Archived from the original on 6 October 2007.
  5. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". www.ibadmintonstore.com. Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Miyuki Maeda head to Head". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 7 May 2012.

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