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    Thumbs up Nozomi Okuhara ( 奥原希望 )

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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/sp...335FDD&draw=26

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

    http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/pr...D-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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    Quote Originally Posted by suetyan View Post
    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
    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.



    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.


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    Noz from the Canadian Open in July

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    She is only 155cm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suetyan View Post
    She is only 155cm.
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    And will be growing taller, I should think.
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    Nozomi Okuhara, future queen of badminton!


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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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    Quote Originally Posted by phil-mm View Post
    Didn't NHK start broadcasting from the Misaki/Ayaka-Mami/Shizuka match?
    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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    Thumbs up The 65th All Japan Badminton Championships (2011): Nozomi Okuhara is the WS champ

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    i watched this on NHK just now
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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.

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

    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...04#post1807304
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris-ccc View Post
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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.

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

    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...04#post1807304
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    she didn't play, but there was a short interview of her.

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    Arrow There was a short interview of her

    Quote Originally Posted by suetyan View Post
    she didn't play, but there was a short interview of her.
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    Could you translate the interview?

    Me know no Japanese.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris-ccc View Post
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    Could you translate the interview?

    Me know no Japanese.
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    my japanese is a limited company.

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    Thumbs up 16-year-old Okuhara becomes youngest national badminton champion

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    my japanese is a limited company.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by chris-ccc View Post
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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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