Japan at the 2022 BWF World Championships

by BWT Admin

Japan competed at the 2022 BWF World Championships in Tokyo, Japan from 22 to 28 August 2022. Japan sent 32 shuttlers who will play in all five events. Japan was the only nation that put a maximum of four representatives in each event.

Japan had two defending champions: Akane Yamaguchi in women’s singles and Takuro Hoki / Yugo Kobayashi in men’s doubles.

Japan became the top nation at the previous edition of the BWF World Championships in Huelva, Spain with five medals (two golds, one silver, and two bronzes).

Despite a host, Japan had a less than successful experience at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics where they only won one medal in the badminton events. It was beyond the expectations of many because Japan had evenly distributed power in all sectors at that time, especially the men’s singles and women’s doubles.

Note: [number] indicates seeding

Men’s singles

Player Best Position Medal
[2] Kento Momota Last 32
[13] Kanta Tsuneyama Last 64
Kodai Naraoka Last 32
Kenta Nishimoto Last 16

Women’s singles

Player Best Position Medal
[1] Akane Yamaguchi Champions Gold
[6] Nozomi Okuhara (Withdrew)
[14] Sayaka Takahashi Last 16
Aya Ohori Last 64

Men’s doubles

Pair Best Position Medal
[2] Takuro Hoki / Yugo Kobayashi Quarter-finals
[16] Akira Koga / Taichi Saito Last 16
Hiroki Okamura / Masayuki Onodera Last 32
Keiichiro Matsui / Yoshinori Takeuchi Last 32

Women’s doubles

Pair Best Position Medal
[2] Yuki Fukushima / Sayaka Hirota (Withdrew)
[5] Nami Matsuyama / Chiharu Shida Quarter-finals
[6] Mayu Matsumoto / Wakana Nagahara Semi-finals Bronze
[15] Rin Iwanaga / Kie Nakanishi Last 16

Mixed doubles

Pair Best Position Medal
[3] Yuta Watanabe / Arisa Higashino Champions Gold
[12] Yuki Kaneko / Misaki Matsutomo Last 32
Kyohei Yamashita / Naru Shinoya Last 16
Hiroki Midorikawa / Natsu Saito Last 32

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