Arisa Higashino
東野 有紗
Personal information
CountryJapan
Born (1996-08-01) 1 August 1996 (age 26)
Iwamizawa, Hokkaido, Japan
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight54 kg (119 lb)[1]
HandednessRight
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking65 (WD 13 July 2017)
3 (XD with Yuta Watanabe 22 November 2018)
Current ranking3 (XD with Yuta Watanabe 26 July 2022)
BWF profile

Arisa Higashino (東野 有紗, Higashino Arisa, born 1 August 1996) is a Japanese badminton player.[2][3] She won bronze in the mixed team at the Asian Junior Championships in 2013 and 2014, and competed at the 2014 World Junior Championships, winning two bronzes in the mixed doubles and team event.[3] Higashino won her maiden Super 1000 tournament at the 2018 and 2021 All England Open in the mixed doubles event, partnering with Yuta Watanabe,[4] and also won the bronze medal in the mixed doubles at the 2020 Summer Olympics.[5]

Career

Higashino was born in Iwamizawa, graduated from the Tomioka Senior High School, and joined the Unisys team in 2015.[3][6]

In March 2021, Higashino and Watanabe won the mixed doubles title in the All England Open.[7] In July, she and Watanabe competed at the 2020 Summer Olympics,[5] and clinched a bronze medal after winning the bronze medal game against Tang Chun Man and Tse Ying Suet in straight games.[8]

Achievements

Olympic Games

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2020 Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Tokyo, Japan Japan Yuta Watanabe Hong Kong Tang Chun Man
Hong Kong Tse Ying Suet
21–17, 23–21
Bronze medal.svg
Bronze

BWF World Championships

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 St. Jakobshalle,
Basel, Switzerland
Japan Yuta Watanabe China Zheng Siwei
China Huang Yaqiong
11–21, 15–21
Bronze
Bronze
2021 Palacio de los Deportes Carolina Marín,
Huelva, Spain
Japan Yuta Watanabe Thailand Dechapol Puavaranukroh
Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai
13–21, 14–21
Silver
Silver
2022 Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium,
Tokyo, Japan
Japan Yuta Watanabe China Zheng Siwei
China Huang Yaqiong
13–21, 16–21
Silver
Silver

Asian Championships

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2022 Muntinlupa Sports Complex,
Metro Manila, Philippines
Japan Yuta Watanabe China Wang Yilyu
China Huang Dongping
12–21, 22–24
Bronze
Bronze

BWF World Junior Championships

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Stadium Sultan Abdul Halim,
Alor Setar, Malaysia
Japan Yuta Watanabe China Huang Kaixiang
China Chen Qingchen
19–21, 12–21
Bronze
Bronze

BWF World Tour (8 titles, 6 runners-up)

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[9] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour is divided into levels of World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[10]

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 All England Open Super 1000 Japan Yuta Watanabe China Zheng Siwei
China Huang Yaqiong
15–21, 22–20, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Hong Kong Open Super 500 Japan Yuta Watanabe China Wang Yilyu
China Huang Dongping
21–18, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Malaysia Masters Super 500 Japan Yuta Watanabe Thailand Dechapol Puavaranukroh
Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai
21–18, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 All England Open Super 1000 Japan Yuta Watanabe China Zheng Siwei
China Huang Yaqiong
17–21, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Thailand Open Super 500 Japan Yuta Watanabe China Wang Yilyu
China Huang Dongping
22–24, 21–23 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Hong Kong Open Super 500 Japan Yuta Watanabe China He Jiting
China Du Yue
22–20, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2021 All England Open Super 1000 Japan Yuta Watanabe Japan Yuki Kaneko
Japan Misaki Matsutomo
21–14, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2021 Denmark Open Super 1000 Japan Yuta Watanabe Thailand Dechapol Puavaranukroh
Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai
21–18, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2021 French Open Super 750 Japan Yuta Watanabe Denmark Mathias Christiansen
Denmark Alexandra Bøje
21–8, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2021 Indonesia Open Super 1000 Japan Yuta Watanabe Thailand Dechapol Puavaranukroh
Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai
12–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2021 BWF World Tour Finals World Tour Finals Japan Yuta Watanabe Thailand Dechapol Puavaranukroh
Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai
19–21, 11–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2022 All England Open Super 1000 Japan Yuta Watanabe China Wang Yilyu
China Huang Dongping
21–19, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2022 Indonesia Open Super 1000 Japan Yuta Watanabe China Zheng Siwei
China Huang Yaqiong
14–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2022 Japan Open Super 750 Japan Yuta Watanabe Thailand Dechapol Puavaranukroh
Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai
21–16, 21–23, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

BWF Grand Prix (1 runner-up)

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and played between 2007 and 2017.

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Russian Open Japan Yuta Watanabe Malaysia Chan Peng Soon
Malaysia Goh Liu Ying
13–21, 21–23 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (1 title)

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Vietnam International Japan Yuta Watanabe Thailand Tinn Isriyanet
Thailand Pacharapun Chochuwong
21–16, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament
  BWF Future Series tournament

References

  1. ^ "東野有紗". Badminton Spirit (in Japanese). Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Players: Arisa Higashino". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "東野 有紗 Arisa Higashino". Unisys (in Japanese). Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  4. ^ "First Japanese mixed doubles pair to be crowned at All England!!". Badminton Europe. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Higashino Arisa". Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Archived from the original on 1 August 2021. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  6. ^ "混合ダブルス渡辺勇大・東野有紗ペアは「運命の人」…ジャパンOP開幕". The Hochi Shimbun (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 20 March 2018. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  7. ^ Sukumar, Dev; Pierre, Dianne (22 March 2021). "All England: Watanabe's Double the Highlight of Japan's Sweep". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  8. ^ "Japan's Watanabe Yuta and Higashino Arisa win badminton mixed doubles bronze". Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. 30 July 2021. Archived from the original on 1 August 2021. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  9. ^ Alleyne, Gayle (19 March 2017). "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  10. ^ Sukumar, Dev (10 January 2018). "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.