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BWF World Championships 2021: Kento Momota also withdrew from last week's BWF World Tour Finals 2021 with a back issue and has returned to Japan.
Published on Dec 08, 2021 06:45 PM IST
ANI | , Madrid [spain]
The world number one ended his long wait for a title with a 21-17 21-11 win over Antonsen on Sunday.
Published on Nov 22, 2021 02:46 PM IST
Japanese badminton star Kento Momota says he plans to play "with a sense of gratitude in my heart" when he makes his Olympic debut at the Tokyo games.
Published on Jul 18, 2021 04:50 PM IST
Marin, Momota among big stars as India Open set to be held behind closed doors
Published on Apr 13, 2021 02:10 PM IST
"For me, getting through that crash was a massive thing; my outlook on life really changed after that," Momota, who is set to return to elite-level competition at this week's All England Open, said.
Published on Mar 17, 2021 08:38 AM IST
The two-time singles world champion was scheduled to compete in two Thailand Open series events from Jan. 12-17 and Jan. 19-24 and the $1.5-million World Tour Finals from Jan. 27-31 in Nonthaburi.
Updated on Jan 04, 2021 10:03 AM IST
Bangkok |Associated Press
Momota was looking to make his international comeback in Bangkok after almost a year out following a car crash that left him with serious injuries.
Updated on Jan 03, 2021 05:19 PM IST
Tokyo |Agence France-Presse
The world number one admitted his “spirit was almost broken” after the accident in January -- hours after he won the Malaysia Masters -- which killed the driver of the vehicle taking him to Kuala Lumpur airport.
Updated on Mar 06, 2020 04:01 PM IST
Tokyo |Agence France-Presse
India’s chief coach Pullela Gopichand says Srikanth has to play “really well” to nurture hopes of qualifying for the Olympics.
Updated on Jan 22, 2020 03:24 PM IST
Hindustan Times |Avishek Roy
The 25-year-old Japanese faces two months out after suffering cuts to his face and multiple bruises when the vehicle carrying him to Kuala Lumpur International Airport crashed in the early hours of Monday.
Updated on Jan 15, 2020 09:32 AM IST
Kuala Lumpur |AFP
The 25-year-old Japanese suffered cuts and bruising in the accident near Kuala Lumpur but is aiming to return at the All England Championships on March 11, said Kinji Zeniya, secretary general of Japan’s Badminton Association on Tuesday.
Updated on Jan 14, 2020 04:32 PM IST
Badminton world no 1 Kento Momota involved in horrific road accident in Malaysia; suffers fractured nose
Kento Momota and three others were thought to have been en-route to Kuala Lumpur international airport when the hired van they were in rammed into the rear of a 30-tonne truck, according to statements from the police and local fire department.
Updated on Jan 13, 2020 01:07 PM IST
Kuala Lumpur |Reuters
Momota has cleaned up in men’s badminton over the past 12 months, winning a record 11 titles including the World Championships, Asia Championships and All England Open.
Updated on Dec 16, 2019 12:30 PM IST
The Japanese had lifted 10 titles in a remarkable 2019 while opponent Anthony Sinisuka Ginting had won none prior to their final in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.
Updated on Dec 15, 2019 04:39 PM IST
Shanghai |Press Trust of India
World number one Momota has reigned over badminton this year and defeated Taiwan’s Wang Tzu-wei 21-17, 21-12 in their semi-final on Saturday in Guangzhou.
Updated on Dec 14, 2019 04:58 PM IST
Shanghai |Agence France-Presse
PV Sindhu did not look in control since the start of the match against An Se Young in Denmark Open and ended up surrendering the first game without much fight.
Updated on Oct 17, 2019 06:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |HT Correspondent
Momota, with over 300 wins under his belt, saw his career descend into controversy in 2016 when he was suspended for more than a year for visiting an illegal casino.
Updated on Sep 29, 2019 02:23 PM IST
Seoul |Press Trust of India
The 33-year-old from Hyderabad, who had reached the finals at Canada Open this year, showed the intent to hang in the rallies as the duo played a lot of tosses and lifts.
Updated on Sep 28, 2019 04:25 PM IST
Incheon |Press Trust of India
He is also the only Indian player, after Saina Nehwal, to win medals at both the senior and junior World Championships. He won bronze in the 2010 junior tournament in Mexico.
Updated on Aug 25, 2019 04:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | HT Correspondent
Praneeth’s attacking game couldn’t dent the defence of an in-form Momota as he went down to the Japanese World No. 1 13-21 8-21 in 41 minutes.
Updated on Aug 24, 2019 08:32 PM IST
B Sai Praneeth, who had reached the finals at Swiss Open this year, took just 42 minutes to dispatch sixth seeded Anthony of Indonesia 21-19 21-13 to set up a likely clash with another Indonesian Jonatan Christie.
Updated on Aug 23, 2019 12:05 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata |HT Correspondent
Praneeth failed to carry forward his winning momentum as he lost the match in straight sets.
Updated on Jul 27, 2019 12:20 PM IST
Former World Number 1 Kidambi Srikanth went down 12-21, 16-21 to the current men’s World Number 1 Kento Momota.
Updated on Mar 09, 2019 08:43 AM IST
Sameer Verma came out of the shadows of his illustrious colleagues last year when he reached the knockout stage of the World Tour Finals as a qualifier, riding on his title run at Swiss Open, Hyderabad Open and Syed Modi International at Lucknow.
Updated on Mar 03, 2019 04:35 PM IST
New Delhi |PTI
PV Sindhu beats Beiwen Zhang 21-9, 21-15 to book a place in the semi-final of the BWF World Tour Finals.
Updated on Dec 14, 2018 08:03 PM IST
The 24-year-old Indian, who had lost the opening match against world no 1 and world champion Kento Momota, will face Thailand’s Kantaphon Wangcharoen next on Friday.
Updated on Dec 13, 2018 10:29 AM IST
Son triumphed 18-21, 21-16, 21-19 in an exhausting 89 minutes -- the longest match of the tournament so far -- after seeing off a late boost from the exhausted Japanese star in the decider.
Updated on Nov 17, 2018 02:56 PM IST
Hong Kong |Agence France-Presse
Momota has been in scorching form this year, winning the World Championships, the Asia Championships and now four events on the World Tour.
Updated on Nov 11, 2018 02:37 PM IST
Third seed Sindhu looked a pale shadow of herself as she lost 13-21 16-21 in 40 minutes against seventh seed He Bingjiao of China on Friday night.
Updated on Oct 27, 2018 10:32 AM IST
Saina Nehwal, who had reached the finals at Denmark Open last week, continued her good run by outwitting former World champion Nozomi Okuhara 10-21, 21-14, 21-17 at the French Open.
Updated on Oct 25, 2018 11:51 PM IST
Paris |Press Trust of India