Eriko Hirose
Yonex IFB 2013 - Quarterfinal - Eriko Hirose vs Tai Tzu-ying 15.jpg
Eriko Hirose at the 2013 French Super Series
Personal information
Born (1985-03-16) 16 March 1985 (age 37)
Inagawa, Hyōgo, Japan
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight54 kg (119 lb)
RetiredDecember 2014
Women's singles
Highest ranking7 (23 September 2010)
Medal record
BWF profile

Eriko Hirose (廣瀬 栄理子, Eriko Hirose, born 16 March 1985) is a badminton player from Japan.[1]


She competed at the 2005 World Badminton Championships in Anaheim. In the women's singles event she reached the third round before losing to Wang Chen of Hong Kong.[2] At the same year, she won the women's singles bronze medal at the Asian Championships after lose to her compatriot Kaori Mori in the semi final.

In the 2010 BWF World Championship, she caused an upset over the world number one ranking player, Wang Yihan in the third round but lost to Wang Lin in the quarterfinals.[3]

In the 2011 All England Open, she came second in the women's singles, losing in the final to China's Wang Shixian.[4]

Hirose spent 23 years career in badminton and announced her retirement at the end of National Championships in December 2014.[5] She then started a career as a coach in Japan National B Team.[6]


Asian Games

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2010 Tianhe Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China China Wang Xin 7–21, 15–21

Asian Championships

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2013 Taipei Arena, Taipei, Taiwan China Wang Yihan 12–21, 6–21
2005 Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad, India Japan Kaori Mori 5–11, 11–5, 10–13

Asian Junior Championships

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2002 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia China Zhu Lin 7–11, 4–11[7]

BWF Superseries

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007, was a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries had two level such as Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries featured twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011, with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2012 Japan Open Chinese Taipei Tai Tzu-ying 21–9, 9–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 All England Open China Wang Shixian 22–24, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

IBF World Grand Prix

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2004 Indonesia Open China Xie Xingfang 8–11, 0–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

BWF International Challenge/Series

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2007 Osaka International Japan Kanako Yonekura 21–14, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

Record against selected opponents

Record against year-end Finals finalists, World Championships semi-finalists, and Olympic quarter-finalists.[8]


  1. ^ "選手 廣瀬 栄理子 (ひろせ えりこ)" (in Japanese). Japanese Olympic Committee. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Top Chinese stars battle into last 8". Dawn. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Badminton: Hirose fails to win medal at badminton worlds+". Yahoo! News. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Wang Shixian bags her first ever All England crown". Wayback Machine. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  5. ^ "23年間おつかれさまでした!廣瀬栄理子選手引退惜別インタビュー". (in Japanese). 5 February 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  6. ^ "2017年バドミントンナショナルメンバーが発表される! 五十嵐優、渡辺勇大、東野有紗がA代表入り!!". (in Japanese). 13 December 2016. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  7. ^ "2002 アジア・ジュニア・バドミントン選手権大会" (in Japanese). Nippon Badminton Association. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  8. ^ "ERIKO HIROSE Head To Head". Retrieved 12 April 2020.