Yugo Kobayashi
小林優吾
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Personal information
CountryJapan
Born (1995-07-10) 10 July 1995 (age 26)
Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
HandednessLeft
CoachTan Kim Her
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking2 (MD with Takuro Hoki 24 May 2022)
25 (XD 30 August 2018)
Current ranking2 (MD with Takuro Hoki 24 May 2022)
BWF profile

Yugo Kobayashi (小林 優吾, Kobayashi Yūgo, born 10 July 1995) is a Japanese badminton player affiliated with Tonami team.[1][2] He was the men's doubles silver medalist at the 2019 World Championships.[3]

Achievements

BWF World Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 St. Jakobshalle, Basel, Switzerland Japan Takuro Hoki Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
23–25, 21–9, 15–21
Silver
Silver
2021 Palacio de los Deportes Carolina Marín, Huelva, Spain Japan Takuro Hoki China He Jiting
China Tan Qiang
21–12, 21–18
Gold
Gold

BWF World Tour (4 titles, 2 runners-up)

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[4] 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.[5]

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Korea Open Super 500 Japan Takuro Hoki Japan Hiroyuki Endo
Japan Yuta Watanabe
21–9, 15–21, 10–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2021 Denmark Open Super 1000 Japan Takuro Hoki Denmark Kim Astrup
Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen
21–18, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2021 Indonesia Masters Super 750 Japan Takuro Hoki Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
21–11, 17–21, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2021 Indonesia Open Super 1000 Japan Takuro Hoki Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
14–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2021 BWF World Tour Finals World Tour Finals Japan Takuro Hoki Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
21–16, 13–21, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2022 Thailand Open Super 500 Japan Takuro Hoki Indonesia Fajar Alfian
Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto
13–4r 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

BWF Grand Prix (1 title, 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
2016 U.S. Open Japan Takuro Hoki Denmark Mathias Boe
Denmark Carsten Mogensen
11–21, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 U.S. Open Japan Wakana Nagahara Poland Robert Mateusiak
Poland Nadieżda Zięba
21–16, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (2 titles)

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 USA International Japan Takuro Hoki Canada Adrian Liu
Canada Derrick Ng
21–17, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Spanish International Japan Takuro Hoki Denmark Mathias Christiansen
Denmark David Daugaard
21–10, 21–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament
  BWF Future Series tournament

References

  1. ^ "Players: Yugo Kobayashi". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Badminton player: 小林 優吾 Yugo Kobayashi". Tonami (in Japanese). Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  3. ^ Sukumar, Dev (26 August 2019). "Wristy Trickery Wins the Day – Basel 2019". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Sukumar, Dev (10 January 2018). "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.