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World no 2 shuttler Kento Momota withdraws from World Championships

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.
World no 2 shuttler Kento Momota withdraws from World Championships(AP)
World no 2 shuttler Kento Momota withdraws from World Championships(AP)
Published on Dec 08, 2021 06:45 PM IST
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Indonesia Masters: Kento Momota wins first title since car crash

The world number one ended his long wait for a title with a 21-17 21-11 win over Antonsen on Sunday.
Two-time world champion Kento Momota won his first BWF title since a road accident last year((Source: bwfworldtour.bwfbadminton.com))
Two-time world champion Kento Momota won his first BWF title since a road accident last year((Source: bwfworldtour.bwfbadminton.com))
Published on Nov 22, 2021 02:46 PM IST
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Tokyo Olympics: Badminton star Momota grateful for chance after deadly crash

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.
Tokyo Olympics: Badminton star Kento Momota grateful for chance after deadly crash.(REUTERS/FILE)
Tokyo Olympics: Badminton star Kento Momota grateful for chance after deadly crash.(REUTERS/FILE)
Published on Jul 18, 2021 04:50 PM IST
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Marin, Momota among big stars as India Open set to be held behind closed doors

Marin, Momota among big stars as India Open set to be held behind closed doors
File image of Spanish shuttler Carolina Marin(HT Photo/ Deepak Gupta)
File image of Spanish shuttler Carolina Marin(HT Photo/ Deepak Gupta)
Published on Apr 13, 2021 02:10 PM IST
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Japan's Momota eyes Olympic gold after recovering from crash

"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.
Japan's Kento Momota(REUTERS)
Japan's Kento Momota(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 17, 2021 08:38 AM IST
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Momota’s Covid-19 positive forces Japan out of Thai events

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.
Kento Momota of Japan in action.(Reuters)
Kento Momota of Japan in action.(Reuters)
Updated on Jan 04, 2021 10:03 AM IST
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Bangkok | ByAssociated Press

Kento Momota positive for Covid-19, Japan to miss Thailand Open: association

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.
Kento Momota of Japan(REUTERS)
Kento Momota of Japan(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 03, 2021 05:19 PM IST
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Tokyo | ByAgence France-Presse

‘Spirit almost broken,’ Badminton world No.1 Kento Momota feared career was over after deadly crash

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.
Kento Momota and an image of his car crash in Kuala Lumpur.(AP)
Kento Momota and an image of his car crash in Kuala Lumpur.(AP)
Updated on Mar 06, 2020 04:01 PM IST
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Tokyo | ByAgence France-Presse

Kidambi Srikanth searches for old spark

India’s chief coach Pullela Gopichand says Srikanth has to play “really well” to nurture hopes of qualifying for the Olympics.
Kidambi Srikanth of India(Getty Images)
Kidambi Srikanth of India(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 22, 2020 03:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAvishek Roy

Japan badminton king Momota flies home following fatal car crash

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.
Japanese badminton player Kento Momota(AP)
Japanese badminton player Kento Momota(AP)
Updated on Jan 15, 2020 09:32 AM IST
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Kuala Lumpur | ByAFP

Kento Momota faces two months out after being injured in a car crash

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.
File image of Japan’s Kento Momota.(AP)
File image of Japan’s Kento Momota.(AP)
Updated on Jan 14, 2020 04:32 PM IST
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Tokyo | ByAFP

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.
Kento Momota poses with his medal after defeating Denmark's Viktor Axelsen during men single final of the Malaysia Masters.(AP)
Kento Momota poses with his medal after defeating Denmark's Viktor Axelsen during men single final of the Malaysia Masters.(AP)
Updated on Jan 13, 2020 01:07 PM IST
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Momota trumps badminton greats with record-smashing year

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.
Japan's Kento Momota(AP)
Japan's Kento Momota(AP)
Updated on Dec 16, 2019 12:30 PM IST
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Shanghai | ByAFP

Kento Momota caps stellar year with 11th badminton title

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.
Kento Momota of Japan, right, and runner-up Anthony Sinisuka pose with their trophies after their men's singles badminton final match at the World Tour Finals in Guangzhou.(AP)
Kento Momota of Japan, right, and runner-up Anthony Sinisuka pose with their trophies after their men's singles badminton final match at the World Tour Finals in Guangzhou.(AP)
Updated on Dec 15, 2019 04:39 PM IST
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Shanghai | ByPress Trust of India

Kento Momota one win from 11th badminton title of the year

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.
Kento Momota prepares to hit a return shot against Indonesia's Jonatan Christie during the World Tour Finals in Guangzhou.(AP)
Kento Momota prepares to hit a return shot against Indonesia's Jonatan Christie during the World Tour Finals in Guangzhou.(AP)
Updated on Dec 14, 2019 04:58 PM IST
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Shanghai | ByAgence France-Presse

PV Sindhu crashes out of Denmark Open after second round loss

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.
A file photo of PV Sindhu.(REUTERS)
A file photo of PV Sindhu.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 17, 2019 06:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Japan’s Kento Momota wins Korea Open

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.
File photo of Kento Momota.(AP)
File photo of Kento Momota.(AP)
Updated on Sep 29, 2019 02:23 PM IST
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Seoul | ByPress Trust of India

Parupalli Kashyap loses to Kento Momota in semifinals, crashes out of Korea Open

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.
File image of Parupalli Kashyap.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
File image of Parupalli Kashyap.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 28, 2019 04:25 PM IST
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Incheon | ByPress Trust of India

World Badminton Championships 2019: Sai Praneeth loses steam against Momota, ends with bronze

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.
India's Sai Praneeth in action during his semi final men's singles match against Japan's Kento Momota(REUTERS)
India's Sai Praneeth in action during his semi final men's singles match against Japan's Kento Momota(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 25, 2019 04:45 PM IST
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BWF World Championships: B Sai Praneeth settles for bronze after losing to Kento Momota

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.
India's Sai Praneeth in action during his semi final men's singles match against Japan's Kento Momota.(REUTERS)
India's Sai Praneeth in action during his semi final men's singles match against Japan's Kento Momota.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 24, 2019 08:32 PM IST
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World Badminton Championships: Sindhu, Praneeth enter quarters; Kidambi, Prannoy lose

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.
A file photo of Indian badminton player B Sai Praneeth.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
A file photo of Indian badminton player B Sai Praneeth.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 23, 2019 12:05 AM IST
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Japan Open: Sai Praneeth loses to Kento Momota in semis

Praneeth failed to carry forward his winning momentum as he lost the match in straight sets.
File image of India shuttler Sai Praneeth(Getty Images)
File image of India shuttler Sai Praneeth(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 27, 2019 12:20 PM IST
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Tokyo | ByANI

All England Championships: Kidambi Srikanth crashes out in quarters

Former World Number 1 Kidambi Srikanth went down 12-21, 16-21 to the current men’s World Number 1 Kento Momota.
File image of Kidambi Srikanth.(AFP)
File image of Kidambi Srikanth.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 09, 2019 08:43 AM IST
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Birmingham | ByPTI

I want to test my game against Kento Momota: Sameer Verma

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.
File image of Sameer Verma.(AFP)
File image of Sameer Verma.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 03, 2019 04:35 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPTI

PV Sindhu decimates Beiwen Zhang, Sameer Verma enters semis in BWF World Tour Finals

PV Sindhu beats Beiwen Zhang 21-9, 21-15 to book a place in the semi-final of the BWF World Tour Finals.
File image of PV Sindhu.(PTI)
File image of PV Sindhu.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 14, 2018 08:03 PM IST
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Guangzhou | ByPTI

BWF World Tour Finals: Sameer Verma beats Tommy Sugiarto to keep knockout hopes alive

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.
File image of Indian shuttler Sameer Verma(Getty Images)
File image of Indian shuttler Sameer Verma(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 13, 2018 10:29 AM IST
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Kento Momota stunned by Son Wan-ho in Hong Kong Open semis

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.
Kento Momota of Japan hits a return against Taiwan's Chou Tien-chen.(AFP)
Kento Momota of Japan hits a return against Taiwan's Chou Tien-chen.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 17, 2018 02:56 PM IST
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Hong Kong | ByAgence France-Presse

Red-hot number one Kento Momota wins badminton’s China Open

Momota has been in scorching form this year, winning the World Championships, the Asia Championships and now four events on the World Tour.
Kento Momota of Japan hits a return against Chen Long of China during their men's singles semi-final match at the China Open 2018 Badminton Championships in Fuzhou, in China's eastern Fujian province on November 10, 2018.(AFP)
Kento Momota of Japan hits a return against Chen Long of China during their men's singles semi-final match at the China Open 2018 Badminton Championships in Fuzhou, in China's eastern Fujian province on November 10, 2018.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 11, 2018 02:37 PM IST
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Sindhu, Srikanth crash out in French Open quarters

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.
File picture of PV Sindhu(AFP)
File picture of PV Sindhu(AFP)
Updated on Oct 27, 2018 10:32 AM IST
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Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth enter quarterfinals of French Open

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.
India's Saina Nehwal plays a shot against Taipei's Tzu Ying Tai during their Women Singles final match.(AFP)
India's Saina Nehwal plays a shot against Taipei's Tzu Ying Tai during their Women Singles final match.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 25, 2018 11:51 PM IST
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Paris | ByPress Trust of India
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