Machiko Aizawa
Personal information
CountryJapan
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  Japan
Uber Cup
Gold medal – first place 1972 Tokyo Women's team
Silver medal – second place 1975 Jakarta Women's team
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1970 Bangkok Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1970 Bangkok Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 1974 Tehran Women's team

Machiko Aizawa (相沢 マチ子, Aizawa Machiko) is a former badminton player from Japan who won Japanese national and major international titles from the late 1960s to the mid-1970s.

Though highly competitive in singles, Machiko's greatest success came in women's doubles with Etsuko Takenaka Toganoo. They shared the prestigious All-England Championships in 1972, 1973, and 1975.[1] They won the Danish Open women's doubles title in 1970 and 1974, the quadrennial Asian Games championship in 1970, and the U.S. Open women's doubles title, on their only try, in 1970.[2] Aizawa played on Japan's 1972 Uber Cup (women's international) team which retained the world championship, and its 1975 team which lost the title to Indonesia.[3]

References

  1. ^ Pat Davis, The Guinness Book of Badminton Enfield, Middlesex, England (Guinness Superlatives Ltd., 1983) 108. (
  2. ^ "The U.S. National Open," Badminton USA, May 1970, 5.
  3. ^ Davis, 135.