Yoshiko Iwata
Personal information
Country Japan
Born (1971-03-27) 27 March 1971 (age 52)
Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Height1.61 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
HandednessRight
EventWomen's doubles
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  Japan
Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Bangkok Women's team
Asian Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Kuala Lumpur Women's doubles
BWF profile

Yoshiko Iwata (岩田 良子, Iwata Yoshiko, born 27 March 1971) is a former Japanese badminton player from the Yonex team. Iwata graduated from the Shijonawate Gakuen Junior College. she competed at the Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.[1][2] Iwata was the women's doubles champion at the National Championships in 1996 and 1998. She won some international tournament in Australia, Cuba, Guatemala, and Carebaco in 2003, also in Peru in 2004. She was selected as Yonex badminton manager in 2010.[3]

Achievements

Asian Championships

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1992 Cheras Indoor Stadium,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Japan Fujimi Tamura Thailand Ladawan Mulasartsatorn
Thailand Piyathip Sansaniyakulvilai
8–15, 8–15 Bronze Bronze

IBF World Grand Prix

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2003 U.S. Open Japan Miyuki Tai South Korea Ha Jung-eun
South Korea Lee Eun-woo
15–5, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 German Open Japan Haruko Matsuda China Lu Ying
China Huang Sui
5–15, 3–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2000 Polish Open Japan Haruko Matsuda Denmark Britta Andersen
Denmark Lene Mørk
15–4, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 Swedish Open Japan Haruko Matsuda Denmark Jane F. Bramsen
Denmark Pernille Harder
12–15, 15–17 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1997 Denmark Open Japan Haruko Matsuda Denmark Ann Jørgensen
Denmark Majken Vange
16–18, 5–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1997 U.S. Open Japan Haruko Matsuda China Qin Yiyuan
China Tang Yongshu
6–15, 2–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1997 Chinese Taipei Open Japan Haruko Matsuda South Korea Park Soo-yun
South Korea Yim Kyung-jin
12–15, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

IBF International

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Peru International Japan Miyuki Tai Canada Helen Nichol
Canada Charmaine Reid
15–3, 6–15, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2004 Iran Fajr International Japan Miyuki Tai Singapore Jiang Yanmei
Singapore Li Yujia
4–15, 12–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2004 Swedish International Japan Miyuki Tai Poland Kamila Augustyn
Poland Nadieżda Kostiuczyk
5–15, 3–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2003 Guatemala International Japan Miyuki Tai Wales Felicity Gallup
Wales Joanne Muggeridge
15–12, 15–1 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Southern Pan Am Classic Japan Miyuki Tai Wales Felicity Gallup
Wales Joanne Muggeridge
15–2, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Ballarat International Japan Miyuki Tai Australia Jane Crabtree
Australia Kate Wilson-Smith
15–4, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Carebaco International Japan Miyuki Tai Canada Helen Nichol
Canada Charmaine Reid
15–5, 15–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 South Africa International Japan Miyuki Tai Japan Chikako Nakayama
Japan Keiko Yoshitomi
15–4, 4–15, 5–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2003 Croatian International Japan Miyuki Tai Poland Kamila Augustyn
Poland Nadieżda Kostiuczyk
11–8, 11–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Cuba International Japan Miyuki Tai Canada Helen Nichol
Canada Charmaine Reid
15–6, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 French International Japan Miyuki Tai Russia Elena Shimko
Russia Marina Yakusheva
11–1, 7–11, 11–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 Macau Satellite Japan Miyuki Tai China Wang Xin
China Yuan Ting
11–7, 9–11, 6–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

References

  1. ^ "Players :Yoshiko Iwata". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  2. ^ "選手 岩田 良子 (いわた よしこ)" (in Japanese). Japanese Olympic Committee. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  3. ^ "バドミントン体験教室 岩田 良子(ヨネックス(株)バドミントンチーム) 東京都バドミントン協会" (in Japanese). Ariake-sportsfesta. Retrieved 17 March 2018.