Yuki Kaneko
金子 祐樹
Personal information
CountryJapan
Born (1994-07-22) 22 July 1994 (age 27)
Koshigaya, Saitama, Japan
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight67 kg (148 lb)
HandednessLeft
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking7 (MD with Takuto Inoue 12 July 2018)
16 (XD with Misaki Matsutomo 22 March 2022)
Current ranking34 (MD with Takuto Inoue), 16 (XD with Misaki Matsutomo) (5 April 2022)
BWF profile

Yuki Kaneko (金子 祐樹, Kaneko Yūki, born 22 July 1994) is a Japanese badminton player affiliated with the Unisys team.[1][2] He won his first senior international title at the Romanian International tournament in the men's doubles event partnered with Takuto Inoue.[3]

Personal life

In 2020, Ayaka Takahashi announced that she had married Kaneko; she is a now-retired teammate in both the Japanese national and Unisys teams. Kaneko is also the mixed doubles partner of Misaki Matsutomo, Takahashi's former women's doubles partner.[4]

Achievements

BWF World Junior Championships

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Chiba Port Arena, Chiba, Japan Japan Takuto Inoue Hong Kong Lee Chun Hei
Hong Kong Ng Ka Long
16–21, 17–21
Silver
Silver

BWF World Tour (1 title, 2 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 German Open Super 300 Japan Takuto Inoue Indonesia Fajar Alfian
Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto
21–16, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Indonesia Open Super 1000 Japan Takuto Inoue Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
13–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2021 All England Open Super 1000 Japan Misaki Matsutomo Japan Yuta Watanabe
Japan Arisa Higashino
14–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

BWF Superseries (1 runner-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
2017 Japan Open Japan Takuto Inoue Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
12–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix (1 title, 4 runners-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
2014 Russian Open Japan Takuto Inoue Japan Kenta Kazuno
Japan Kazushi Yamada
21–19, 20–22, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Thailand Open Japan Takuto Inoue Indonesia Berry Angriawan
Indonesia Rian Agung Saputro
21–17, 14–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 China Masters Japan Takuto Inoue Chinese Taipei Chen Hung-ling
Chinese Taipei Wang Chi-lin
14–21, 6–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 U.S. Open Japan Takuto Inoue Chinese Taipei Lu Ching-yao
Chinese Taipei Yang Po-han
15–21, 21–13, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Dutch Open Japan Takuto Inoue Chinese Taipei Liao Min-chun
Chinese Taipei Su Cheng-heng
22–24, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (2 titles, 1 runner-up)

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Romanian International Japan Takuto Inoue France Quentin Vincent
France Sebastien Vincent
21–10, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Osaka International Japan Takuto Inoue Japan Kenta Kazuno
Japan Kazushi Yamada
9–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 Austrian Open Japan Takuto Inoue Denmark Frederik Colberg
Denmark Rasmus Fladberg
21–19, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

References

  1. ^ "Players: Yuki Kaneko". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  2. ^ "金子 祐樹 Yuki Kaneko" (in Japanese). Unisys. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  3. ^ "【ルーマニア国際2013】MS 井上、MD 井上/金子が優勝!" (in Japanese). TMONY Japan Corporation. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  4. ^ "リオ金の高橋礼華さん結婚、松友とペアの金子祐樹と". Nikkan Sports (in Japanese). 30 December 2020. Retrieved 13 May 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.