Miyuki Maeda
Miyuki Maeda at the 2013 French Super Series.
Personal information
CountryJapan
Born (1985-10-14) 14 October 1985 (age 36)
Kirishima, Kagoshima, Japan
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
HandednessRight
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking2 (WD 15 September 2011)
20 (XD 6 March 2014)
BWF profile

Miyuki Maeda (前田 美順, Maeda Miyuki, born 14 October 1985) is a Japanese international badminton player from the Renesas badminton club and later affiliated with Saishunkan team. She participated at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games,[1] and also in three Asian Games editions from 2006 to 2014.[2]

Career

Maeda's first major success was at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. With her women's doubles partner Satoko Suetsuna they finished fourth, the 2nd best performance to date by Japanese badminton players at the Olympics. The two have continued to compete together after the Olympics and have maintained a top six ranking since March 2010.[3] On the national level they won their first doubles title in 2010.

In the mixed doubles Maeda competed with Noriyasu Hirata, winning the national championships in 2009 and 2010.

Awards

In 2010, she received the Valuable Player Award with her partner Satoko Suetsuna at the 2010 Badminton Nihon League.[2]

Achievements

BWF World Championships

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Wembley Arena, London, England Japan Satoko Suetsuna China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
8–21, 15–21
Bronze
2014 Ballerup Super Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark Japan Reika Kakiiwa China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
8–21, 13–21
Bronze

Asian Championships

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Suwon Indoor Stadium, Suwon, South Korea Japan Noriyasu Hirata South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
South Korea Kim Min-jung
15–21, 15–21
Bronze

BWF Superseries

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[4] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels are Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consists of twelve tournaments around the world that have been introduced since 2011.[5] Successful players are invited to the Superseries Finals, which are held at the end of each year.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Indonesia Open Japan Satoko Suetsuna Indonesia Vita Marissa
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
15–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Japan Open Japan Satoko Suetsuna China Ma Jin
China Wang Xiaoli
19–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Swiss Open Japan Satoko Suetsuna China Tian Qing
China Yu Yang
16–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Denmark Open Japan Satoko Suetsuna Japan Shizuka Matsuo
Japan Mami Naito
21–17, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 India Open Japan Satoko Suetsuna Japan Mizuki Fujii
Japan Reika Kakiiwa
26–24, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 China Open Japan Satoko Suetsuna China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
19–21, 7–14 retired 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 India Open Japan Satoko Suetsuna Denmark Christinna Pedersen
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
12–21, 23–21, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Japan Open Japan Reika Kakiiwa Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
13–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix

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

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 U.S. Open Japan Satoko Suetsuna Japan Aki Akao
Japan Tomomi Matsuda
16–21, 21–14, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 German Open Japan Satoko Suetsuna South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
South Korea Lee Kyung-won
17–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 India Open Japan Satoko Suetsuna Chinese Taipei Cheng Wen-hsing
Chinese Taipei Chien Yu-chin
17–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Malaysia Grand Prix Gold Japan Satoko Suetsuna Japan Shizuka Matsuo
Japan Mami Naito
21–18, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 India Grand Prix Gold Japan Satoko Suetsuna Singapore Shinta Mulia Sari
Singapore Yao Lei
17–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 U.S. Open Japan Keita Masuda United States Howard Bach
United States Eva Lee
19–21, 21–11, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Osaka International Japan Keita Masuda South Korea Cho Gun-woo
South Korea Hong Soo-jung
21–10, 21–9 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.[6]

Satoko Suetsuna

References

  1. ^ "Miyuki Maeda Biography and Olympic Results | Olympics". Sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 7 May 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Maeda Miyuki". Wayback Machine. Archived from the original on 10 July 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Badminton World Federation – BWF World Ranking – BWF世界排名榜". Bwfbadminton.org. Retrieved 7 May 2012.
  4. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006. Archived from the original on 6 October 2007.
  5. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". www.ibadmintonstore.com. Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Miyuki Maeda head to Head". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 7 May 2012.