|Birth name 桃田 賢斗|
Name Kento Momota
Coach Keita Masuda
Weight 70 kg
Height 1.74 m
Highest ranking 4
|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 )
Lee chong wei vs kento momota all england 2014
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.
- Lee chong wei vs kento momota all england 2014
- Hu yun vs kento momota ms f match 3 oue singapore open 2015
- World Championships
- World Junior Championships
- Asia Junior Championships
- BWF Superseries
- BWF Grand Prix
- BWF International Challenge/Series
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, 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.
Hu yun vs kento momota ms f match 3 oue singapore open 2015
World Junior Championships
Asia Junior Championships
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.
Men's SinglesBWF 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 SinglesBWF Grand Prix Gold tournament BWF Grand Prix tournament
BWF International Challenge/Series
Men's SinglesBWF 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.