Takeshi Kamura
嘉村 健士
TOTAL BWF World Champs 2015 Day 2 Takeshi Kamura.jpg
Personal information
CountryJapan
Born (1990-02-14) 14 February 1990 (age 32)
Saga Prefecture, Japan
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight66 kg (146 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking2 (MD with Keigo Sonoda 26 January 2017)
37 (XD 1 July 2013)
Current ranking7 (MD with Keigo Sonoda 5 July 2022)
BWF profile

Takeshi Kamura (嘉村健士, Kamura Takeshi, born 14 February 1990) is a Japanese badminton player. He was selected to join the national team in 2013 and retired in 2021. Kamura was part of the national team that won the 2014 Thomas Cup. He captured his first Superseries title at the 2016 Hong Kong Open, and reached a career high of world number 2 in the men's doubles partnered with Keigo Sonoda in January 2017.[1][2]

Kamura won the silver medal at the 2018 World Championships and a bronze in 2017. In the continental Asia, he helped the national team win the 2017 Asia Mixed Team Championships, also collected a silver and three bronze medals in the individual men's doubles event. He competed at the 2014 and 2018 Asian Games.[3]

Career

Kamura competed at the 2020 Summer Olympics. Partnered with Keigo Sonoda, the duo were eliminated in the quarter-finals to Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan.[4]

Achievements

BWF World Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Emirates Arena,
Glasgow, Scotland
Japan Keigo Sonoda Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Rian Agung Saputro
12–21, 15–21
Bronze
Bronze
2018 Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park,
Nanjing, China
Japan Keigo Sonoda China Li Junhui
China Liu Yuchen
12–21, 19–21
Silver
Silver

Asian Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
Japan Keigo Sonoda South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
17–21, 18–21
Bronze
Bronze
2017 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
Japan Keigo Sonoda China Li Junhui
China Liu Yuchen
15–21, 21–13, 18–21
Bronze
Bronze
2018 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
Japan Keigo Sonoda China Li Junhui
China Liu Yuchen
21–11, 10–21, 13–21
Silver
Silver
2019 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
Japan Keigo Sonoda Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
21–15, 17–21, 15–21
Bronze
Bronze

BWF World Tour (3 titles, 8 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]

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Malaysia Open Super 750 Japan Keigo Sonoda Japan Hiroyuki Endo
Japan Yuta Watanabe
21–8, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Thailand Open Super 500 Japan Keigo Sonoda Japan Hiroyuki Endo
Japan Yuta Watanabe
21–17, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Denmark Open Super 750 Japan Keigo Sonoda Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
15–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Hong Kong Open Super 500 Japan Keigo Sonoda Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
13–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 German Open Super 300 Japan Keigo Sonoda Japan Hiroyuki Endo
Japan Yuta Watanabe
21–15, 11–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Malaysia Open Super 750 Japan Keigo Sonoda China Li Junhui
China Liu Yuchen
12–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Singapore Open Super 500 Japan Keigo Sonoda Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
21–13, 19–21, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Australian Open Super 300 Japan Keigo Sonoda South Korea Ko Sung Hyun
South Korea Shin Baek-Cheol
11–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Korea Open Super 500 Japan Keigo Sonoda Indonesia Fajar Alfian
Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto
16–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Fuzhou China Open Super 750 Japan Keigo Sonoda Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
17–21, 9–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2021 All England Open Super 1000 Japan Keigo Sonoda Japan Hiroyuki Endo
Japan Yuta Watanabe
15–21, 21–17, 11–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

BWF Superseries (2 titles, 2 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.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Singapore Open Japan Keigo Sonoda China Fu Haifeng
China Zhang Nan
11–21, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Hong Kong Open Japan Keigo Sonoda Denmark Mathias Boe
Denmark Carsten Mogensen
21–19, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Dubai World Superseries Finals Japan Keigo Sonoda Malaysia Goh V Shem
Malaysia Tan Wee Kiong
14–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 Australia Open Japan Keigo Sonoda Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
Malaysia Tan Boon Heong
21–17, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  Superseries Finals Tournament
  Superseries Premier Tournament
  Superseries Tournament

BWF Grand Prix (3 titles, 1 runner-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.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Canada Open Japan Keigo Sonoda Japan Hiroyuki Saeki
Japan Ryota Taohata
12–21, 21–16, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 U.S. Open Japan Keigo Sonoda Chinese Taipei Liang Jui-wei
Chinese Taipei Liao Kuan-hao
21–16, 27–25 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 German Open Japan Keigo Sonoda Japan Hiroyuki Endo
Japan Kenichi Hayakawa
21–19, 14–21, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Canada Open Japan Koharu Yonemoto Japan Ryota Taohata
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
14–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (5 titles, 3 runners-up)

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Vietnam International Japan Takuma Ueda Malaysia Chow Pak Chuu
Malaysia Hong Chieng Hun
21–14, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Malaysia International Japan Keigo Sonoda Chinese Taipei Chen Chung-jen
Chinese Taipei Lin Yen-jui
21–13, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Osaka International Japan Keigo Sonoda Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Indonesia Agripina Prima Rahmanto
21–17, 21–23, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Scottish International Japan Keigo Sonoda Japan Hiroyuki Saeki
Japan Ryota Taohata
16–21, 21–11, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Austrian International Japan Keigo Sonoda Japan Hiroyuki Saeki
Japan Ryota Taohata
18–21, 21–15, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 New Zealand International Japan Koharu Yonemoto Singapore Danny Bawa Chrisnanta
Singapore Vanessa Neo Yu Yan
14–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Osaka International Japan Koharu Yonemoto Japan Keisuke Kawaguchi
Japan Shinobu Ogura
21–18, 21–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Osaka International Japan Koharu Yonemoto Indonesia Riky Widianto
Indonesia Richi Puspita Dili
15–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

References

  1. ^ "Players: Takeshi Kamura". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Badminton player: 嘉村 健士 Takeshi Kamura". www.tonami.co.jp (in Japanese). Tonami. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Men's Team - Entry List by Event". Incheon 2014 official website. Archived from the original on 11 July 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Kamura Takeshi". Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Archived from the original on 6 August 2021. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Sukumar, Dev (10 January 2018). "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  7. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006. Archived from the original on 6 October 2007.
  8. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". IBadmintonstore. Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013.