10 men and 10 women selected as new squad of Japan

2014

Team Japan 2014 is formed aiming for getting medals in Rio 2016 and even in Tokyo 2020

On 20 December, Nippon Badminton Association (NBA) made an official announcement of new squad of Japan in 2014

According to the criteria for selection, following players are automatically selected as national team(A) members :

1) Japan ranking No.1 of each event (*as of 13 December)

2) Champions of All Japan championships 〈https://badpal.net/2013/12/08/ss-finals-qualifiers-win-the-most-prestigious-national-tournament/〉

3) Runner-ups of All Japan championships (*singles only)

The other members are recommended by reinforcement committee of NBA based on their performances in 2013 and/or their potential for growth in the near future

Hereunder is the list of Japanese national team(A) 2014 (*as of 20 December)

【Men’s Singles】

【1】Kenichi TAGO (WR.5/JR.1*All Japan champion)【2】Takuma UEDA (WR.16/JR.3*All Japan runner-up)【3】Kento MOMOTA (WR.17/JR.4)【4】Sho SASAKI (WR.25/JR.2)

2014MS1

Kenichi TAGO

2014MS2

Takuma UEDA

2014MS3

Kento MOMOTA

2014MS4

Sho SASAKI

【Women’s Singles】

【1】Minatsu MITANI (WR.12/JR.1*All Japan champion)【2】Sayaka TAKAHASHI (WR.14/JR.4)【3】Eriko HIROSE (WR.16/JR.2*All Japan runner-up)【4】Akane YAMAGUCHI (WR.87/JR.3)

2014WS1

Minatsu MITANI

2014WS2

Eriko HIROSE

2014WS3

Sayaka TAKAHASHI

2014WS4

Akane YAMAGUCHI

【Men’s Doubles】

【1】Kenichi HAYAKAWA/Hiroyuki ENDO (WR.6/JR.1*All Japan champion)【2】Noriyasu HIRATA/Hirokatsu HASHIMOTO (WR.14/JR.2*All Japan runner-up)【3】Keigo SONODA/Takeshi KAMURA (WR.15/JR.3)

2014MD1

ENDO/HAYAKAWA

2014MD2

HIRATA/HASHIMOTO

2014MD3

KAMURA/SONODA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

【Women’s Doubles】

【1】Ayaka TAKAHASHI/Misaki MATSUTOMO (WR.4/JR.1*All Japan champion)【2】Miyuki MAEDA/Reika KAKIIWA (WR.9/JR.2)【3】Megumi TARUNO/Misato ARATAMA (WR.32/JR.4*All Japan runner-up)

2014WD1

TAKAHASHI/MATSUTOMO

2014WD2

KAKIIWA/MAEDA

2014WD3

ARATAMA/TARUNO

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