Yoshiko Iwata

Yoshiko Iwata (岩田 良子, Iwata Yoshiko, born 27 March 1971) is a former Japanese badminton player from the Yonex team. Iwata graduated from the Shijonawate Gakuen Junior College. she competed at the Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.[1][2] Iwata was the women's doubles champion at the National Championships in 1996 and 1998. She won some international tournament in Australia, Cuba, Guatemla, and Carebaco in 2003, also in Peru in 2004. She was selected as Yonex badminton manager in 2010.[3]

Yoshiko Iwata
Personal information
Country Japan
Born (1971-03-27) 27 March 1971 (age 49)
Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Height1.61 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
HandednessRight
EventWomen's doubles
BWF profile

AchievementsEdit

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1992 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Fujimi Tamura   Ladawan Mulasartsatorn
  Piyathip Sansaniyakulvilai
8–15, 8–15   Bronze

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2003 U.S. Open   Miyuki Tai   Ha Jung-eun
  Lee Eun-woo
15–5, 15–4   Winner
2000 German Open   Haruko Matsuda   Lu Ying
  Huang Sui
5–15, 3–15   Runner-up
2000 Polish Open   Haruko Matsuda   Britta Andersen
  Lene Mørk
15–4, 15–10   Winner
2000 Swedish Open   Haruko Matsuda   Jane F. Bramsen
  Pernille Harder
12–15, 15–17   Runner-up
1997 Denmark Open   Haruko Matsuda   Ann Jørgensen
  Majken Vange
16–18, 5–15   Runner-up
1997 U.S. Open   Haruko Matsuda   Qin Yiyuan
  Tang Yongshu
6–15, 2–15   Runner-up
1997 Chinese Taipei Open   Haruko Matsuda   Park Soo-yun
  Yim Kyung-jin
12–15, 8–15   Runner-up

IBF InternationalEdit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Peru International   Miyuki Tai   Helen Nichol
  Charmaine Reid
15–3, 6–15, 15–8   Winner
2004 Iran Fajr International   Miyuki Tai   Jiang Yanmei
  Li Yujia
4–15, 12–15   Runner-up
2004 Swedish International   Miyuki Tai   Kamila Augustyn
  Nadieżda Kostiuczyk
5–15, 3–15   Runner-up
2003 Guatemala International   Miyuki Tai   Felicity Gallup
  Joanne Muggeridge
15–12, 15–1   Winner
2003 Southern Pan Am Classic   Miyuki Tai   Felicity Gallup
  Joanne Muggeridge
15–2, 15–4   Winner
2003 Ballarat International   Miyuki Tai   Jane Crabtree
  Kate Wilson-Smith
15–4, 15–6   Winner
2003 Carebaco International   Miyuki Tai   Helen Nichol
  Charmaine Reid
15–5, 15–5   Winner
2003 South Africa International   Miyuki Tai   Chikako Nakayama
  Keiko Yoshitomi
15–4, 4–15, 5–15   Runner-up
2003 Croatian International   Miyuki Tai   Kamila Augustyn
  Nadieżda Kostiuczyk
11–8, 11–8   Winner
2003 Cuba International   Miyuki Tai   Helen Nichol
  Charmaine Reid
15–6, 15–4   Winner
2003 French International   Miyuki Tai   Elena Shimko
  Marina Yakusheva
11–1, 7–11, 11–9   Winner
2002 Macau Satellite   Miyuki Tai   Wang Xin
  Yuan Ting
11–7, 9–11, 6–11   Runner-up

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Players :Yoshiko Iwata". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  2. ^ "選手 岩田 良子 (いわた よしこ)" (in Japanese). Japanese Olympic Committee. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  3. ^ "バドミントン体験教室 岩田 良子(ヨネックス(株)バドミントンチーム) 東京都バドミントン協会" (in Japanese). Ariake-sportsfesta. Retrieved 17 March 2018.

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