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Shōji Satō

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Shōji Satō (佐藤 翔冶, Satō Shōji, born September 19, 1982) is a male badminton player from Japan.

Shōji Satō
Shizuka Matsuo and Shoji Sato.jpg
Shizuka Matsuo and Shoji Sato
Personal information
Birth name 佐藤翔冶
Country  Japan
Born (1982-09-19) September 19, 1982 (age 35)
Higashimurayama, Tokyo[1]
Handedness Right
Men's Singles
Current ranking 12 (July 5, 2007)
BWF profile

Contents

CareerEdit

Shoji has all school titles from junior school to university. Also doubles team of Shoji and Sho Sasaki held first place of high school tournament. He won four Japanese National Championships in a row between 2003 and 2006.

Shoji played badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in men's singles, losing in the round of 32 to Bao Chunlai of China. He also represented Japan as the third singles in the 2010 edition of the Thomas Cup held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He played as the third singles and against Malaysia in the group stage, he shocked the hosts after defeating Muhammad Hafiz Hashim, after the team staged a huge comeback from 0-2 down to win 3-2 over the hosts.

Shoji played also at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and won the men's singles round of 32 and lost in the round of 16.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics he competed with Naoki Kawamae in the men's doubles.

AchievementsEdit

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   Naoki Kawamae   Fang Chieh-min
  Lee Sheng-mu
21–13, 21–14   Winner
2011 Syed Modi India Open   Naoki Kawamae   Andrei Adistia
  Christopher Rusdianto
21–17, 12–21, 23–21   Winner
2011 Russian Open   Naoki Kawamae   Hiroyuki Endo
  Kenichi Hayakawa
21–18, 21–17   Winner
2011 Australian Open   Naoki Kawamae   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 singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2008 Canadian International   Andrew Smith 21–18, 21–16   Winner
2004 Swedish International Stockholm   Bjorn Joppien 15–9, 15–4   Winner
2004 Ten Days of Dawn   Chien Yu-hsiu 15–11, 15–11   Winner
2003 Slovenian International   Przemyslaw Wacha 15–7, 7–15, 15–6   Winner
2003 Brazil International   Toru Matsumoto 15–13, 15–4   Winner
2003 Bulgarian International   Conrad Huckstadt Walkover   Winner
2003 Australian International   Yuichi Ikeda 15–13, 15–9   Winner
2003 New Zealand International   Hidetaka Yamada 3–15, 15–4, 15–1   Winner
2003 Wellington International   Sho Sasaki 15–4, 17–14   Winner
2003 South Africa International   Hidetaka Yamada 11–15, 15–12, 15–7   Winner
2003 Ten Days of Dawn   Yousuke Nakanishi 15–4, 17–14   Winner
2001 Cuba International   Sho Sasaki 15–10, 15–5   Winner
2001 Ten Days of Dawn   Afshin Bozorgzadeh 17–14, 15–2   Winner

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Canadian International   Naoki Kawamae   Alvin Lau
  Li Chi-Lin
21–15, 21–12   Winner
2009 Austrian International   Naoki Kawamae   Yoshiteru Hirobe
  Hajime Komiyama
21–19, 21–17   Winner
2009 Swedish International   Naoki Kawamae   Chris Langridge
  David Lindley
15–21, 21–14, 21–17   Winner
2009 Croatian International   Naoki Kawamae   Mads Conrad-Petersen
  Mads Pieler Kolding
15–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2009 Estonian International   Naoki Kawamae   Andrey Ashmarin
  Anton Ivanov
21–13, 21–9   Winner
2003 Ten Days of Dawn   Yuichi Ikeda   Shuichi Nakao
  Shuichi Sakamoto
4–15, 15–13, 15–5   Winner
2003 Wellington International   Yuichi Ikeda   John Gordon
  Daniel A Shirley
5–15, 17–16, 10–15   Runner-up
2001 Cuba International   Sho Sasaki   Lázaro Jerez
  Reizel Acosta
  Winner
2001 Ten Days of Dawn   Sho Sasaki   Afshin Bozorgzadeh
  Ali Shahhoseini
15–9, 15–12   Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

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