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Discussion in 'Japan Professional Players' started by yannie, Feb 22, 2007.
yeah, she do have a very good fitness imo.
watched her play during MO08.
i mean she really can run fast
i've read somehere...she was the national champ for running
she was atletic atlet before i think
It seems like that ALOT of Japanese players wear the SHB65S..
what is shb65s......
its a yonex brand model of badminton shoe.
so surprised that tago are not in the list..
he said that he wants to play in the md department and in the OG2012.
JAPAN – National team members announced
JAPAN – National team members announced Following the National Championships held few weeks ago, the Nippon badminton Association announced today the new team members for the upcoming season. Some surprises, with Shoji Sato leaving the squad, and the arriving of Kanako Yonekura as a coach.
Story : Miyuki Komiya, Badzine Correspondent in Tokyo. Photos (archives) : Badmintonphoto
Good players might make good coaches. This is what Japan is banking on, after announcing that Kanako Yonekura and Keita Masuda will join the coaching force after their long career as players.
But the biggest surprise was a name missing in the men’s single squad, as Shoji Sato, long time top player in his home country, doesn’t appear in the list given out to the press.
After the National Championships, where he was beaten in the final by young and promising player Kenichi Tago, Shoji Sato didn’t take the offer of staying in the team. “I would like to try to be a double players and maybe qualify for London Olympics as such, but I don’t decide on the details” said the Japanese. His coaches, however, have since expressed that this solution might not be an option. As a result of which, his name doesn't appear anywhere.
The men’s double squad sees off top pair of Ohtuska and Masuda with new comers Kenta Kazuno and Kenichi Hayakawa who were runners-up of the All Japan Championship this year, beating Ohtsuka / Masuda.
Another Sato will be arriving in the squad however, in the ladie's single team, with Sayaka Sato, the new pearl of Japan Badminton who stunned everyone by scooping the silver medal at the recent World Junior Championships. Yu Hirayama wasn’t selected, but instead, another youngster in the name of Masayo Nojirino (photo below). The teenager was winner in the All Japan Workforce Championship this year.
Ogura and Shiota still on the team
Regardless who they will be partnering next, Reiko Shiota and Kumiko Ogura’s names where on the official list of selected players. So were Maeda and Suetsuna, last Olympics Games semi finalists, but the latter announced she wouldn’t go all the way to London’s Olympics.
Japan’s team is now much younger, with lots of hopes rising with the new leaders, Kenichi Tago and Eriko Hirose.
2009 team members :
Park Joo Bong (head coach) , Kei Nakajima, Fumihiko Machida, Kanako Yonekura, Keita Masuda
MS : Kenichi Tago, Sho Sasaki, Yuichi Ikeda, Koichi Saeki, Kazushi Yamada
Syuichi Sakamoto, Shintaro Ikeda, Kenta Kazuno, Kenichi Hayakawa, Yoshiteru Hirobe
Hajime Komiyama, Noriyasu Hirata, Hirokatsu Hashimoto
Eriko Hirose, Ai Goto, Megumi Taruno, Mayu Sekiya, Masayo Norjirino (photo), Sayaka Sato
Kumiko Ogura, Reiko Shiota, Satoko Suetsuna, Miyuki Maeda, Mizuki Fujii, Reika Kakiiwa
Shizuka Matsuo, Mami Naito
can sealman, cheung or chris named their names???
I Like them too!!!!!
LIKE THEM TOO!!!!
anymore pics of Miyuki Maeda? She is so cute, her look is so fresh.
Miyuki M. and Satoko S. have improved, I think. I saw them JO Final 2009. What a great defense..... They are good WD players...
That pic is from the 2006 Japanese Uber Cup team..
..(that pic is old)...anyway, i'll give it a shot, from L to R:
K. Yonekura, T. Matsuda, R. Shiota, Kaori Mori, Aki Akao, K. Ogura, E. Hirose & M. Maeda (a bit hard to tell). Missing are S. Suetsuna & Yu Hirayama.
Good try. But the last one is Yu Hirayama, the missings are Suetsuna and Maeda
a lot of "Miyuki Maeda" pics
I hope the owner doesn't mind to be introduced here (please)..
..thank you for confirming that. I had thought about her as i don't think Suetsuna and Maeda would be separated..
thanks for sharing.
Some pics of the Japanese players
I see they mainly wear Mizuno shoes. Mizuno is more known for Volleyball than badminton stuff, right?
Well, anyway I have a pair of white Mizuno football boots. Ok ok only, cannot compare to Puma, in my opinion.
Who is the girl in the 1st 3 pics?
Ayane Kurihara. Up and coming star. Still very raw.