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Naoki Kawamae (川前 直樹, Kawamae Naoki, born 6 November 1982) is a Japanese badminton player from the NTT East team.[1] In 2012, he competed at the London Olympics, but did not advance to the knock-out stage after placing third in the group stage.[2]

Naoki Kawamae
Personal information
Country Japan
Born (1982-11-06) 6 November 1982 (age 36)
Nara Prefecture, Japan
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
Men's doubles
Highest ranking9 (5 April 2012)
BWF profile


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.

Men's Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Swiss Open   Shoji Sato   Fang Chieh-min
  Lee Sheng-mu
21–13, 21–14   Winner
2011 Syed Modi India Open   Shoji Sato   Andrei Adistia
  Christopher Rusdianto
21–17, 12–21, 23–21   Winner
2011 Russian Open   Shoji Sato   Hiroyuki Endo
  Kenichi Hayakawa
21–18, 21–17   Winner
2011 Australian Open   Shoji Sato   Hiroyuki Endo
  Kenichi Hayakawa
17–21, 18–21   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Canadian International   Shoji Sato   Alvin Lau
  Li Chi-Lin
21–15, 21–12   Winner
2009 Austrian International   Shoji Sato   Yoshiteru Hirobe
  Hajime Komiyama
21–19, 21–17   Winner
2009 Swedish International   Shoji Sato   Chris Langridge
  David Lindley
15–21, 21–14, 21–17   Winner
2009 Croatian International   Shoji Sato   Mads Conrad-Petersen
  Mads Pieler Kolding
15–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2009 Estonian International   Shoji Sato   Andrey Ashmarin
  Anton Ivanov
21–13, 21–9   Winner
2008 Canadian International   Keishi Kawaguchi   Howard Bach
  Khankham Malaythong
21–15, 21–15   Winner
2008 Osaka International   Keishi Kawaguchi   Ko Sung-hyun
  Kwon Yi-goo
11–21, 16–21   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament


  1. ^ "選手 川前 直樹" (in Japanese). Japanese Olympic Committee. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  2. ^ "佐藤翔・川前組、最終戦で五輪初勝利" (in Japanese). Sankei Sports. Retrieved 20 June 2017.

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