Kento Momota vs Jan O Jorgensen | Badminton 2019

Kento Momota vs Jan O Jorgensen | Badminton 2019

Kento Momota (桃田 賢斗 Momota Kento, born 1 September 1994) is a Japanese badminton player. He is known for his explosive movements on court and his unpredictable style of play. He has won the 2019 All England Open, 2019 Asian Championships, 2018 World Championship, 2018 Asian Championships and 2012 World Junior Championships.

Kento Momota started his badminton career from junior level with quite perfect results. Momota's badminton talent has been seen since he was a child. The player born in Mitoyo City, Kagawa Prefecture, on September 1, 1994, started to wrestle with feathers since he was in the second grade of elementary school. He won the first title in a fairly prestigious tournament in Japan, the All Japan Elementary School Championships. Kala's Momota, who was in grade 6, came out as a champion in the men's singles number. After elementary school, Momota continued his studies in Junior High School in Fukuoka Prefecture. In his third year, he again won a similar tournament but at the junior level, the All Japan Junior High School Championships. Graduating from junior high school, Momota studied at the Fukuoka High School.

Momota's intensity is increasingly visible as he takes part in a bigger race, the 2011 World Junior Championship held in Taiwan. Even though he hasn't made it as a champion, his achievement is the opening for the next Momota award. At that time he had to be satisfied with the victory after losing in the semifinals of Malaysian junior Zulfadli Zulkiffli who came out as the 2011 World Junior Champion. End of 2011, Momota began to compete with his seniors in the All Japan Badminton Championship or 2011 Japan National Championship. the final after losing to the champion, Kenichi Tago, won Momota appreciated by the Nippon Badminton Association (NBA). Momota also began to join the Japanese national team and is projected to become a future son.
The promising Momota prospect attracted the attention of the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation, the badminton club of NTT East which finally succeeded in asking for his hand to join. Momota officially joined the club that raised its name since April 2013. NTT is the largest telecommunications company in Japan. By joining the NTT East club, Momota was ready with the consequences of also working at the company. Momota who was then 19 years old had begun to learn to manage time management in such a way. He began to get used to dividing his time to work, practicing on the Japanese national team, and being active in his club.

In 2013, Momota who started the youth competition was sent to the International Challenge (IC) competition level. Satisfactory results in Momih in the IC satisfaction series in Europe. Momota managed to emerge as champion in Estonia, Sweden and Austria. Momota was immediately forged in a series of Grand Prix / Gold (GP / GPG) tournaments and even superseries (premiers) throughout 2013. In tournaments with higher castes, Momota could not immediately become a champion. Great achievement does require a process that is not instant, that's the sentence that would be right for Momota who at that time really struggled with often crawl from the qualifying round.

He won all his matches during Japan's maiden Thomas Cup victory in 2014, playing second men's singles behind Kenichi Tago. He was the first Japanese player to win the Singapore Open. By winning that title, he became the first Japanese player to successfully capture a Super Series in Men's Singles and currently holds the record as the youngest Super Series champion in that category.

In 2015 Sudirman Cup, he repeated his feat in Thomas Cup again to help Japan finish runner-up. He made history once more in the BWF World Championships 2015 held in Jakarta. It made him the first Japanese player to win a medal in Men's Singles category in that competition, making it to the semi-finals, before losing to Chen Long in straight sets. In addition, he was the winner in the 2015 edition of BWF World Superseries Final in Dubai. He competed at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon as well as the 2016 Badminton Asia Team Championships in Hyderabad.

On 29 April 2018, he won the 2018 Badminton Asia Championship which was held in Wuhan, China for the first time after the final defeated Chen Long of China with a score of 21-17, 21-13

On 5 August 2018, he won the 2018 World Championship in Nanjing, China after beating Shi Yuqi from China in the finals with a score of 21-11, 21-13.

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