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Reika Kakiiwa (垣岩 令佳, Kakiiwa Reika, born 19 July 1989) is a Japanese badminton player from Renesas badminton club.[2] Reika Kakiiwa has gained prominence in the badminton community because of her success in women's doubles. She has reached a career high ranking of third in the world with her partner Mizuki Fujii. She has also competed in mixed doubles reaching a peak ranking of 51st with her partner Kenta Kazuno.

Reika Kakiiwa
Yonex IFB 2013 - Quarterfinal - Reika Kakiiwa - Miyuki Maeda vs Bao Yixin - Tang Jinhua 14.jpg
Reika Kakiiwa at the 2013 French Super Series.
Personal information
Country Japan
Born (1989-07-19) July 19, 1989 (age 29)
Kami-Amakusa, Kumamoto, Japan
Height1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb)[1]
HandednessRight
Women's doubles
Highest ranking3 (5 January 2012)
BWF profile

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AwardsEdit

In 2012, she and her partner Mizuki Fujii received the Kumamoto Prefecture Citizen Honour's Award. She also received the Sports Special Award by Otsu City.[3]

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Wembley Arena, London, England   Mizuki Fujii   Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
10–21, 23–25   Silver

BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Ballerup Super Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark   Miyuki Maeda   Wang Xiaoli
  Yu Yang
8–21, 13–21   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   Miyuki Maeda   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
13–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2011 India Open   Mizuki Fujii   Miyuki Maeda
  Satoko Suetsuna
24–26, 15–21   Runner-up
2011 All England Open   Mizuki Fujii   Wang Xiaoli
  Yu Yang
2–21, 9–21   Runner-up
2010 Korea Open   Mizuki Fujii   Cheng Shu
  Zhao Yunlei
16–21, 15–21   Runner-up
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels: Grand Prix Gold and Grand Prix. 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 Bitburger Open   Mizuki Fujii   Emelie Lennartsson
  Emma Wengberg
21–8, 21–11   Winner
2011 German Open   Mizuki Fujii   Ha Jung-eun
  Kim Min-jung
21–6, 21–14   Winner
2010 Dutch Open   Mizuki Fujii   Valeria Sorokina
  Nina Vislova
19–21, 19–21   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Osaka International   Mizuki Fujii   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
21–19, 21–16   Winner
2009 Austrian International   Mizuki Fujii   Shizuka Matsuo
  Mami Naito
15–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2008 Canadian International   Mizuki Fujii   Aki Akao
  Tomomi Matsuda
21–15, 21–15   Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

Record against selected opponentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "選手 垣岩 令佳 (かきいわ れいか)" (in Japanese). Japanese Olympic Committee. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  2. ^ "選手・スタッフ紹介 垣岩 令佳 カキイワ・レイカ" (in Japanese). Saishunkan Co.Ltd. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Kakiiwa Reika". Wayback Machine. Archived from the original on 12 July 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Reika Kakiiwa Head to Head". Badminton World Federation. 20 June 2017.

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