Japan announces 2019 National Team

On December 3, the Nippon Badminton Association announced the list of members of its national team for 2019. Photo: Yves Lacroix / Badmintonphoto They will divide the members into A […]

On December 3, the Nippon Badminton Association announced the list of members of its team for 2019.

Photo: Yves Lacroix / Badmintonphoto

They will divide the members into A and B teams and announce them on December 11.  The B team, or back-up, players are typically not sent to tournaments above the Gold, or , level.  However, in recent years, certain B team members have been compelled by the Badminton World Federation () to compete in the bigger tournaments by virtue of having reached the world’s top 10 (15 for singles) and being counted among the ’s Top Committed Player category.

Men’s singles Women’s singles
Kento Momota Akane Yamaguchi
Kenta Nishimoto Nozomi Okuhara
Kanta Tsuneyama Sayaka Takahashi
Kazumasa Sakai Aya Ohori
Koki Watanabe Saena Kawakami
Hashiru Shimono Minatsu Mitani
Yu Igarashi Ayumi Mine
Takuma Obayashi Mako Urushizaki
Shota Omoto Asuka Takahashi
Minoru Koga Hirari Mizui

 

Men’s doubles Women’s doubles
Keigo Sonoda / Takeshi Kamura Yuki Fukushima / Sayaka Hirota
Hiroyuki Endo / Yuta Watanabe Ayaka Takahashi / Misaki Matsutomo
Takuto Inoue / Yuki Kaneko Wakana Nagahara / Mayu Matsumoto
Takuro Hoki / Yugo Kobayashi Koharu Yonemoto / Shiho Tanaka
Akira Koga / Taichi Saito Ayako Sakuramoto / Yukiko Takahata
Hiroki Okamura / Masayuki Onodera Chiharu Shida / Nami Matsuyama
Mahiro Kaneko / Yunosuke Kubota Misato Aratama / Akane Watanabe
Mixed doubles
Yuta Watanabe / Arisa Higashino
Kohei Gondo / Ayane Kurihara
Tadayuki Urai / Rena Miyaura
Kyohei Yamashita / Naru Shinoya
Hiroki Midorikawa / Natsu Saito

 

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