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Osaka International Challenge 2011

Discussion in '2011 Tournaments' started by suetyan, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. suetyan

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    The draw of Osaka IC 2011
     

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    Hey, thanks for the link. I had been looking for this tournament without success until I have totally forgotten about it. I think I prefer to follow the Osaka International, but unfortunately it's not in TS.
    Sayaka Takahashi will likely meet two Nozomis back to back, and Nozomi Okuhara may play two Sayakas in a row [​IMG].
    Also, all top 4 GS performers from the high school tournament in Okinawa 2010 are playing. 3 of them are meeting foreign opponents [​IMG], including 福島由紀 from Aomori Yamada HS.

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    And I'm glad to see that 木村百花 is safe [​IMG].

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    Tomioka is the where the Daiichi and Daini nuclear power plants are situated. The town train station was completely swept away by the tsunami [​IMG].

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    I am glad to see Jun Takemura's name in the draw:) any information regarding his first round opponent ?
     
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    Fortunately the document is not in Japanese this time [​IMG]. No idea who he is [​IMG].
     
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    A lot of Mongolians in the draw. Interesting.
     
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    :eek::eek::eek: OMG how can you not know who Jun Takemura is ?

    Here he is playing and beating I think Sasaki ?:eek: White Shirt as you can see he is pretty good.:)

    Www.YouTube.com/watch?v=4SwCx_qpnJo
     
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    That's good. Badminton is really growing in popularity in the world [​IMG].
     
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    Actually, I was referring to his opponent, Akira Koga, since you had asked :eek::eek::eek:. But, yes, you are right, I don't know who Jun Takemura is [​IMG].
     
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    there are two versions of the draw, japanese and english. I posted the english version here.
     
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    Akira Koga was last year National High School Championship runner-up in MS. He's from Saitama Sakae High School and if i am not mistaken, he is in 3rd year this spring.
     
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    Wow, how did you manage to dig out all that stuff. I googled his name and I got Fukuoka [​IMG].
     
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    Ha ha, found it. But no updates [​IMG].

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    If you look at his H2H on TS, he has beat Mathieu Lo Ying Ping, Pedro Martins, Malkov and lost narrowly to Kai Wen. So he is a good player.:) I am not actually too sure what age he is, but I don't think he is older than 25 (need todo some research)

    You might know him as the only player to wield the TC700 in international events :p
     
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    Good to see Jun Takemura still going:) despite making it difficult for himself by droping the first game. Thanks for the link:)
     
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    Now that you mention it ... :cool:; looks pretty old to me here in 2008:

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    Surely must have switched (voluntarily or not) to the LS series by now ...
     
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    I honestly don't know what age he is.... I was just about to post the photo though:) (is that Portuguese International ?)

    Maybe he is using the new TC700 ? The only way we can find out, is of there is photos for the Osaka Intl 2011. (wasn't there supposed to be a new red TC700 ? Or was that just a fake ?)
     

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