Misaki Matsutomo
Yonex IFB 2013 - Quarterfinal - Tian Qing - Zhao Yunlei vs Misaki Matsutomo - Ayaka Takahashi 01.jpg
Matsutomo at the 2013 French Super Series
Personal information
CountryJapan
Born (1992-02-08) 8 February 1992 (age 30)
Aizumi, Tokushima, Japan[1]
Height1.59 m (5 ft 3 in)
HandednessRight
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking1 (WD with Ayaka Takahashi 20 October 2014)
12 (XD with Kenichi Hayakawa 19 June 2014)
Current ranking16 (XD with Yuki Kaneko 10 May 2022)
BWF profile

Misaki Matsutomo (松友 美佐紀, Matsutomo Misaki, born 8 February 1992) is a Japanese badminton player who is a doubles specialist.[2] She won the gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympic women's doubles alongside Ayaka Takahashi. Despite playing doubles, she was also a finalist in girls' singles at the 2010 BWF World Junior Championships in Mexico.

Career overview

In 2016, she won the women's doubles gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[3] She and her women's doubles partner Ayaka Takahashi were also honoured with the Female Player of the Year award.[4] They have been playing together for more than ten years, ever since they were schoolmates. Matsutomo and Takahashi became the first pair from outside China to win the women's Olympic doubles title since the 1996 Atlanta Games, giving Japan its second medal in the event after Mizuki Fujii and Reika Kakiiwa took silver at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Achievements

Olympic Games

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Riocentro - Pavilion 4,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Japan Ayaka Takahashi Denmark Christinna Pedersen
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
18–21, 21–9, 21–19
Gold medal.svg
Gold

BWF World Championships

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Emirates Arena,
Glasgow, Scotland
Japan Ayaka Takahashi China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
17–21, 15–21
Bronze
Bronze

Asian Games

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Gyeyang Gymnasium,
Incheon, South Korea
Japan Ayaka Takahashi Indonesia Nitya Krishinda Maheswari
Indonesia Greysia Polii
15–21, 9–21
Silver
Silver
2018 Istora Gelora Bung Karno,
Jakarta, Indonesia
Japan Ayaka Takahashi China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
20–22, 20–22
Silver
Silver

Asian Championships

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
Japan Ayaka Takahashi China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
18–21, 21–18, 15–21
Bronze
Bronze
2016 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
Japan Ayaka Takahashi Japan Naoko Fukuman
Japan Kurumi Yonao
21–13, 21–15
Gold
Gold
2017 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
Japan Ayaka Takahashi South Korea Kim Hye-rin
South Korea Yoo Hae-won
21–19, 16–21, 21–10
Gold
Gold
2018 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
Japan Ayaka Takahashi Japan Yuki Fukushima
Japan Sayaka Hirota
18–21, 21–18, 15–21
Silver
SIlver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
Japan Kenichi Hayakawa Hong Kong Lee Chun Hei
Hong Kong Chau Hoi Wah
17–21, 19–21
Bronze
Bronze

BWF World Junior Championships

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2010 Domo del Code Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico Thailand Ratchanok Intanon 13–21, 21–16, 10–21
Silver
Silver

BWF World Tour (6 titles, 7 runners-up)

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[5] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tours are 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.[6]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Indonesia Masters Super 500 Japan Ayaka Takahashi Indonesia Greysia Polii
Indonesia Apriyani Rahayu
21–17, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Malaysia Open Super 750 Japan Ayaka Takahashi China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
21–12, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Thailand Open Super 500 Japan Ayaka Takahashi Indonesia Greysia Polii
Indonesia Apriyani Rahayu
13–21, 10–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 China Open Super 1000 Japan Ayaka Takahashi Japan Mayu Matsumoto
Japan Wakana Nagahara
21–16, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Korea Open Super 500 Japan Ayaka Takahashi Japan Yuki Fukushima
Japan Sayaka Hirota
21–11, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 BWF World Tour Finals World Tour Finals Japan Ayaka Takahashi South Korea Lee So-hee
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
21–12, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Indonesia Masters Super 500 Japan Ayaka Takahashi South Korea Kim So-yeong
South Korea Kong Hee-yong
21–19, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 German Open Super 300 Japan Ayaka Takahashi China Du Yue
China Li Yinhui
20–22, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 New Zealand Open Super 300 Japan Ayaka Takahashi South Korea Kim So-yeong
South Korea Kong Hee-yong
15–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Indonesia Open Super 1000 Japan Ayaka Takahashi Japan Yuki Fukushima
Japan Sayaka Hirota
16–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 China Open Super 1000 Japan Ayaka Takahashi China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
14–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Korea Masters Super 300 Japan Ayaka Takahashi Japan Nami Matsuyama
Japan Chiharu Shida
21–15, 17–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2021 All England Open Super 1000 Japan Yuki Kaneko Japan Yuta Watanabe
Japan Arisa Higashino
14–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

BWF Superseries (9 titles, 13 runners-up)

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[7] was a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels were Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consisted of twelve tournaments around the world that had been introduced since 2011.[8] Successful players were invited to the Superseries Finals, which were held at the end of each year.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Denmark Open Japan Ayaka Takahashi China Ma Jin
China Tang Jinhua
8–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Malaysia Open Japan Ayaka Takahashi China Bao Yixin
China Tian Qing
16–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Singapore Open Japan Ayaka Takahashi China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
19–21, 16-21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Malaysia Open Japan Ayaka Takahashi China Bao Yixin
China Tang Jinhua
19–21, 21–14, 13-21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Japan Open Japan Ayaka Takahashi Japan Reika Kakiiwa
Japan Miyuki Maeda
21–13, 21-17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Australian Open Japan Ayaka Takahashi China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
15–21, 9–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Denmark Open Japan Ayaka Takahashi China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
14–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Hong Kong Open Japan Ayaka Takahashi China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
13–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Dubai World Superseries Finals Japan Ayaka Takahashi China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
21–17, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 India Open Japan Ayaka Takahashi China Luo Ying
China Luo Yu
21–19, 21-19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Singapore Open Japan Ayaka Takahashi China Ou Dongni
China Yu Xiaohan
17–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 China Open Japan Ayaka Takahashi China Tang Yuanting
China Yu Yang
21–18, 13–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 All England Open Japan Ayaka Takahashi China Tang Yuanting
China Yu Yang
21–10, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 India Open Japan Ayaka Takahashi Japan Naoko Fukuman
Japan Kurumi Yonao
21–18, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Singapore Open Japan Ayaka Takahashi Indonesia Nitya Krishinda Maheswari
Indonesia Greysia Polii
Walkover 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Indonesia Open Japan Ayaka Takahashi China Tang Yuanting
China Yu Yang
21–15, 8–21, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Japan Open Japan Ayaka Takahashi Denmark Christinna Pedersen
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21–19, 18–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Denmark Open Japan Ayaka Takahashi South Korea Jung Kyung-eun
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
19–21, 21–11, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Dubai World Superseries Finals Japan Ayaka Takahashi China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
15–21, 21–13, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 Singapore Open Japan Ayaka Takahashi Denmark Christinna Pedersen
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
18–21, 21–14, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 Australian Open Japan Ayaka Takahashi Denmark Christinna Pedersen
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21–10, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Japan Open Japan Ayaka Takahashi South Korea Kim Ha-na
South Korea Kong Hee-yong
21–18, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix (6 titles, 2 runners-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.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 India Grand Prix Japan Ayaka Takahashi Indonesia Nadya Melati
Indonesia Devi Tika Permatasari
21–14, 15–21, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Russian Open Japan Ayaka Takahashi Russia Valeri Sorokina
Russia Nina Vislova
20–22, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 U.S. Open Japan Ayaka Takahashi Russia Valeri Sorokina
Russia Nina Vislova
21–19, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Canada Open Japan Ayaka Takahashi Japan Yuriko Miki
Japan Koharu Yonemoto
21–15, 15–21, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Indonesia Grand Prix Gold Japan Ayaka Takahashi South Korea Eom Hye-won
South Korea Jang Ye-na
21–12, 12–21, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 German Open Japan Ayaka Takahashi South Korea Jung Kyung-eun
South Korea Kim Ha-na
23–21, 24–22 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Malaysia Masters Japan Ayaka Takahashi China Tang Yuanting
China Yu Yang
21–18, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 U.S. Open Japan Kenichi Hayakawa United States Tony Gunawan
Indonesia Vita Marissa
13–21, 10–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (2 titles, 4 runners-up)

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2008 North Shore City International Japan Sayaka Sato 18–21, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Belgian International Netherlands Yao Jie 14–21, 21–14, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Belgian International Japan Ayaka Takahashi Scotland Emma Mason
England Samantha Ward
21–8, 18–21, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Osaka International Japan Ayaka Takahashi Japan Kaori Mori
Japan Aya Wakisaka
21–16, 16–21, 24–22 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Osaka International Japan Ayaka Takahashi Japan Mizuki Fujii
Japan Reika Kakiiwa
19–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Waikato International Japan Naomasa Senkyo New Zealand Henry Tam
New Zealand Donna Haliday
13–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

Performance timeline

Key
W F SF QF #R RR Q# A G S B NH N/A DNQ
(W) won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze medal; (NH) not held; (N/A) not applicable; (DNQ) did not qualify.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

National team

Team event 2007
Asian Junior Championships B
Team events 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Asia Team Championships NH S NH G NH A NH A
Asia Mixed Team Championships NH G NH A NH
Asian Games NH B NH G NH
Uber Cup B NH S NH B NH G NH S NH B
Sudirman Cup NH QF NH S NH B NH S NH S NH

Individual competitions

Junior level

Event 2010
World Junior Championships S
Event 2010
World Junior Championships 2R

Senior level

Women's singles
Tournament BWF Superseries / Grand Prix Best
2009 2010
Malaysia Masters A QF QF ('10)
Australian Open A 2R 2R ('10)
Japan Open 1R A 1R ('09)
Syed Modi International 2R A 2R ('09)
Fuzhou China Open 1R A 1R ('09)
Year-end ranking 134 142 58
Tournament 2009 2010 Best
Women's doubles
Event 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Asian Championships 1R A 1R A B G G S 1R
Asian Games NH S NH S NH
World Championships 3R NH 2R 3R 3R NH B 3R QF
Olympic Games NH DNQ NH G NH
Tournament BWF Superseries / Grand Prix BWF World Tour Best
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Malaysia Masters NH A 2R 1R A W A QF SF QF W ('16)
Indonesia Masters NH A W A NH W W SF W ('12, '18, '19)
German Open A 2R QF SF W 2R SF A w/d F NH W ('14)
All England Open A 1R 2R 2R 1R SF 1R W 2R QF 1R SF W ('16)
Swiss Open A 1R 2R 2R A NH 2R ('11, '12)
Singapore Open A 1R 2R 2R F SF F F F A 2R NH F ('13, '15, '16, '17)
Australian Open N/A A QF QF QF A F SF QF W A SF NH W ('17)
U.S. Open A 1R W A NH W ('12)
Canada Open NH A W A NH W ('12)
Russian Open A F A NH F ('11)
Chinese Taipei Open A 1R A SF A NH SF ('15)
Korea Open A QF 2R A QF QF w/d A SF W QF NH W ('18)
China Open A QF QF QF QF SF F 2R QF W F NH W ('18)
Japan Open 2R 2R 2R 1R 2R SF W 2R F W 2R SF NH W ('14, '17)
Dutch Open A 1R A NH 1R ('10)
Denmark Open A 2R QF F SF F 2R W 2R 2R 1R A W ('16)
French Open A 1R QF QF QF 2R SF QF QF 2R NH SF ('16)
New Zealand Open A NH N/A NH A F NH F ('19)
Fuzhou China Open A 1R A 1R A QF A SF 2R NH SF ('18)
Hong Kong Open A 2R QF SF F QF QF 1R QF QF NH F ('14)
Syed Modi International NH W A NH A 1R A NH W ('09)
Indonesia Open A 1R 1R A QF 2R 2R W 1R SF F NH W ('16)
Malaysia Open A 1R 2R A F F 1R QF SF W 2R NH W ('18)
Korea Masters N/A A F NH F ('19)
India Open A 2R QF SF QF W W A NH W ('15, '16)
Thailand Open A NH A NH A F QF A F ('18)
Superseries /
World Tour Finals
DNQ RR RR W SF F DNQ W DNQ W ('14, '18)
Year-end ranking 41 21 17 7 4 2 4 1 2 2 4 7 1
Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Best
Mixed doubles
Event 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Asian Championships 1R A 1R A B A QF NH QF
Asian Games NH 2R NH A NH
World Championships A NH QF 2R 2R NH A 2R 2R NH QF
Tournament BWF Superseries / Grand Prix BWF World Tour Best
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
India Open A 1R A 2R 1R QF A NH A QF ('15)
German Open A 2R A QF 2R 1R A 2R NH 2R QF ('13)
All England Open 1R A 1R QF 2R A 1R A F QF F ('21)
Swiss Open 1R 1R QF A NH A QF ('12)
Korea Open 1R A 2R 1R A 1R 2R QF NH A QF ('19)
Thailand Open NH A NH A 2R QF A NH Q QF ('19)
Indonesia Masters A NH A 1R A 1R A 1R ('19, '21)
Indonesia Open A 2R A 1R 1R 2R A 2R 1R NH 1R Q 2R ('11, '15, '18)
Malaysia Masters A 1R A 2R A NH 2R ('19)
Australian Open A 2R SF A 1R A QF A NH SF ('12)
Malaysia Open A 2R A 1R 1R 1R A 2R 1R NH 2R ('11, '18)
Singapore Open A 1R 2R 2R 2R A 2R A QF NH QF ('19)
Canada Open A QF A NH QF ('12)
U.S. Open A 1R F A NH F ('12)
Russian Open A SF A NH SF ('11)
China Open A 1R 1R 1R 1R A QF 1R QF NH QF ('17, '19)
Japan Open A 1R QF 1R SF 2R A 2R 2R 1R NH SF ('14)
Dutch Open QF A NH NA QF ('10)
Denmark Open 1R A 1R 2R 2R 1R A 2R A 1R A 1R 2R ('13, '14, '17)
French Open A 1R QF 1R 2R A 1R A 1R NH 2R QF ('13)
Fuzhou China Open A 1R A 1R A 1R 1R NH 1R ('11, '13, '18, '19)
Hong Kong Open A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R QF NH QF ('19)
Year-end ranking 132 40 26 19 25 20 260 40 75 23 19 17 12
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Best

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