Saori Kondo
Personal information
Born (1956-03-18) 18 March 1956 (age 68)
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  Japan
World Cup
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Kyoto Women's doubles
Uber Cup
Gold medal – first place 1978 Auckland Women's team
Gold medal – first place 1981 Tokyo Women's team
Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 1978 Bangkok Women's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1978 Bangkok Women's team
Asian Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1976 Hyderabad Women's singles

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.