Saori Kondo (born 1956) is a former badminton player who won Japanese national titles and excelled internationally in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Known for her quickness and determination, Kondo was runner-up in women's singles at the prestigious All-England Championships in both 1978 and 1979.[1] She performed exceptionally well for the Japanese Uber Cup (women's international) teams, which won consecutive world championships in 1978 and 1981.[2]


  1. ^ Lorne Wortman, "Only Lene is Able to Stop Indonesian Onslaught at John Player All England Championships," World Badminton, May 1979, 4.
  2. ^ Pat Davis. The Gunness Book of Badminton (Enfield, Middlesex, England: Guinness Superlatives Ltd., 1983) 136.