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Kento Momota

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Birth name  桃田 賢斗
Name  Kento Momota
Coach  Keita Masuda
Weight  70 kg

Handedness  Left
Height  1.74 m
Country  Japan
Role  Player
Highest ranking  4
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Born  1 September 1994 (age 21) Kagawa Prefecture, Japan (1994-09-01)
Similar People  Jan O Jorgensen, Kenichi Tago, Kenichi Hayakawa, Chen Long, Hu Yun

Current ranking  5 (10 December 2015 )

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Kento Momota (桃田 賢斗, Momota Kento, born 1 September 1994 in Kagawa Prefecture) is a male badminton player from Japan. He is known for his explosive movements on court and his unpredictable style of play.


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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.

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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, after emerging as victor. 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.

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World Championships

Men's Singles

World Junior Championships

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Boys' Singles

Asia Junior Championships

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Boys' Singles

BWF Superseries

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The BWF Superseries, launched on December 14, 2006 and implemented in 2007, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two levels, Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, introduced in 2011, with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the end of the year.

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Men's Singles

     BWF Superseries Finals tournament      BWF Superseries Premier tournament      BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Men's Singles

     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament      BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series

Men's Singles

     BWF International Challenge tournament      BWF International Series tournament


On April 7, 2016, Momota admitted visiting an illegal casino in Tokyo after casino staff reported him gambling there "frequently". In a board meeting, it was revealed that he gambled away 0.5 million yen during 6 visits to the casino with his teammate, Kenichi Tago, who spent 10 million yen after 60 visits to various casinos. The Nippon Badminton Association secretary general Kinji Zeniya said it would “probably be impossible” for Momota to participate in the 2016 Rio Olympics, with frequent gambling being punishable by law with a prison sentence of up to 3 years.


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