Natsuki Nidaira
Personal information
CountryJapan
Born (1998-07-12) 12 July 1998 (age 23)
Mito, Ibaraki, Japan
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight54 kg (119 lb)
HandednessRight
Women's singles
Highest ranking40 (29 March 2018)
Current ranking72 (15 February 2022)
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  Japan
Asia Team Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2022 Selangor Women's team
World Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Bilbao Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Lima Girls' singles
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Alor Setar Mixed team
Asia Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Bangkok Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Bangkok Mixed team
BWF profile

Natsuki Nidaira (仁平 菜月, Nidaira Natsuki, born 12 July 1998) is a Japanese badminton player.[1] In the national event, she play for the Tonami Transportation.[2]

Career

Nidaira came from the Mito, Ibaraki, and started playing badminton at aged five. Since the elementary school she has won several national championships, and in 2009, she joined the Japanese junior team.[3] In 2013, she competed at the U-17 Asian Junior Championships, and won the girls' singles gold.[4] After graduating from high school, she joined the Tonami Transportation team.[2] Nidaira was part of the Japanese U-19 team, that won the mixed team bronze medal at the 2014, 2016 World Junior Championships, and in the girls' singles event in 2015. She also won the mixed team bronze at the 2015 and 2016 Asian Junior Championships.[5]

Nidaira made a debut in the senior event in 2015, and at the 2016 Korea Masters, a Grand Prix Gold tournament, she finished in the semifinals round, lose to host player Lee Jang-mi in the straight games.[6] In 2017, she was the runner-up at the Smiling Fish International tournament in Thailand, and won her first senior international title at the Yonex / K&D Graphics International in the United States.[7][8]

Achievements

BWF World Junior Championships

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2015 Centro de Alto Rendimiento de la Videna, Lima Peru Malaysia Lee Ying Ying 15–21, 21–16, 14–21
Bronze

BWF World Tour (1 runner-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 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.[10]

Women's singles

Year Tournament Level Opponent Score Result
2018 Swiss Open Super 300 Japan Sayaka Takahashi 12–18, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

BWF International Challenge/Series (5 titles, 1 runner-up)

Nidaira at 2020 Estonian International
Nidaira at 2020 Estonian International

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2017 Smiling Fish International China Hui Xirui 10–21, 21–15, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 Yonex / K&D Graphics International Canada Olivia Lei 21–12, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Silicon Valley International Japan Mayu Sogo 21–13, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 South Australia International Japan Yukino Nakai 20–22, 21–12, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2020 Estonian International Japan Natsuki Oie 21–12, 21–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2020 Swedish Open Japan Natsuki Oie 21–19, 21–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

References

  1. ^ "Players: Natsuki Nidaira". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b "仁平菜月" (in Japanese). Badminton Spirit. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  3. ^ "仁平菜月選手全国小学生バドミントン選手権大会女子シングルス3連覇!!" (in Japanese). 茨城県バドミントン協会. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  4. ^ "【アジアユースU17&U15】U-17 女子単 仁平菜月が金メダル!" (in Japanese). TMONY Japan Corporation. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  5. ^ "仁平 菜月/ Natsuki Nidaira" (in Japanese). TMONY Japan Corporation. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  6. ^ "【GPG】韓国が5種目制覇! 日本勢は4強が最高位<韓国マスターズ>" (in Japanese). Badminton Spirit. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  7. ^ "バドミントンスマイリングフィッシュ(タイ)インターナショナルチャレンジ2017" (in Japanese). Nippon Badminton Association. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  8. ^ "【IC】仁平菜月がシニア大会初制覇!<ヨネックス/K&Dグラフィックス国際>" (in Japanese). Badminton Spirit. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  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.