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Nozomi Okuhara ( 奥原希望 )

Discussion in 'Japan Professional Players' started by chris-ccc, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. chris-ccc

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    Let's start a thread for Nozomi Okuhara.

    Nozomi Okuhara surprised everyone when she, participating as a qualifier, won the 2011 Austrian International Challenge Womens Singles title. She won all her matches without losing a game.

    http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/draw.aspx?id=C34AC844-E69E-4A01-890E-CEDEF7335FDD&draw=26

    Nozomi's current BWF ranking is around 80th-90th. A year ago, she was below the 300th.

    http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/profile/history.aspx?id=2D28B50A-695D-4CC0-9DAD-633D35E87B4D

    Today, at the 2011 Indonesia GP Gold tournament, Nozomi will be facing an experienced INA player, Maria Febe KUSUMASTUTI in Round 1 (in about 2 hours' time).

    Let us follow Nozomi Okuhara's progress. :):):)
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    Name: Nozomi Okuhara (奥原希望)
    Date of birth: 13 March 1995
    Place of birth: Nagano prefecture
    School: Nishinadai Junior High School (Nagano) ---> Omiyahigashi High School (Saitama)[Currently 2nd grade in high school]
    Players that she respects: Ai Goto, Kaori Mori
     

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    You have forgotten these two. Asia Youth Under 19 2011. Lucknow, India.


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    A repost.

    Nozomi Okuhara (奥原希望), a name to look out for.

    SCG Thailand Open 2011.

    [video=youtube;31ognHTzl6Y]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31ognHTzl6Y[/video]

    第61回全国高等学校バドミントン選手権大会
    In the final she beats the Aomori girl, Yuki Fukushima, in her own hometown.

    [video=youtube;qoh6gxi_LiI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoh6gxi_LiI[/video]
     
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    Noz from the Canadian Open in July

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    She is only 155cm. :D
     
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    And will be growing taller, I should think. :D:D:D
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    Nozomi Okuhara, future queen of badminton!

    [video=youtube;KKBrFDxpklk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKBrFDxpklk&feature=plcp&context=C2907bUDO EgsToPDskLFwHQa8UUWSqNCgqOAWMjb[/video]
     
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    Nozomi the Great is truly incredible. In addition to strong legs, she has tremendous upper body strength too. Her opponents all looked to be in despair.
     
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    i watched this on NHK just now
     
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    Didn't NHK start broadcasting from the Misaki/Ayaka-Mami/Shizuka match?
     
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    they started with Nozomi's short interview followed by Misaki/Ayaka match. Nozomi said that's very bad that Eriko is not feeling well, she is looking forward to play with her.
     
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    The 65th All Japan Badminton Championships (2011): Nozomi Okuhara is the WS champ

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    But Nozomi Okuhara didn't need to play at the Finals.

    The 65th All Japan Badminton Championships (2011): Nozomi Okuhara is the WS Champion. :D:D:D

    To find more info about this event, here is the thread;

    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/for...-Badminton-Championship?p=1807304#post1807304
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    There was a short interview of her

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    Could you translate the interview?

    Me know no Japanese. :eek::eek::eek:
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    my japanese is a limited company. :D
     
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    16-year-old Okuhara becomes youngest national badminton champion

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    It's OK. :):):)

    I was sent this article;
    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20111212a1.html

    Nozomi Okuhara said "This hasn't sunk in yet because I didn't play today, but I'm happy,"

    "I wanted to play the final. Next year will be tough for me after I won here. I'll try to enjoy the game of badminton without succumbing to pressure."
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    This is the interview of the final. But what I mean is the interview of semi-final by phil-mm.
     
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    Nozomi Okuhara: The new rising star in Japan

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    Oh I see. :):):)

    Miyuki Komiya posted this in Badzine on 12-Dec-2011;

    The All Japan Badminton tournament was held from Dec 6th to 11th at Yoyogi Stadium N2 in Tokyo, and saw an unexpected victory from the new rising star in Japan: Nozomi Okuhara.

    An unexpected player who had already made a name for herself this year in the Austrian International, Canada Open, and the World Junior Championships, Nozomi Okuhara got her first national title in women’s singles on Sunday. She beat national team veterans Sayaka Sato in quarter-final and Minatsu Mitani in the semi-final.

    Okuhara then grabbed the title without playing the final match because All England runner-up Eriko Hirose had to withdraw because of an injury.

    I didn’t expect that I would win the title. I entered this big tournament for the first time 3 years ago. I lost in first round then and watched the tournament as a spectator. I knew how hard it would be to be a winner in this tournament. So I didn’t expect to win one day here,” she said in a post-match interview. “I am not tall. So I let small players know that you have chance to get a win if you train hard.

    Read more: http://www.badzine.net/news/all-japan-okuhara-gets-maiden-title/17807/
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    yes, i read that half an hour ago. But according to my source, Eriko had acute gastroenteritis on the final day not injury.
     
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    Eriko had acute gastroenteritis on the final day

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    Yes, the article from The Japan Times also mentioned that the five-time winner Eriko Hirose withdrew about 10 minutes before the women's singles final due to acute gastroenteritis.

    Read more: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20111212a1.html
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