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Kento Momota, the world’s best badminton player 

Kento Momota

Kento’s Achievements

Kento Momota

Kento Momota on court.[Credit/playersbio.com]

Kento Momota is a Japanese professional badminton player, born on 1st September 1994. He was born in Mino, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan.

His parents are Nobuhiro Momota and Michiyo Momota. He has one sibling named Meiko Momota.

Kento is most celebrated for his skilful ability to play style on the court. He has made impressive achievements, including two World Championships titles. Momota also bagged Asian Championships titles and one All England title.

As we all know, to get into the Guinness Book of World Record, you made get to extraordinary levels. Kento was recorded after earning the most badminton men’s singles titles in a season. This is when he achieved by winning 11 titles in the 2019 season.

In the year 2011, Momota participated in World Junior Championships that were held in Taiwan. He however did not qualify as a champion, which was a valuable lesson.

Kento lost to Malaysian Zulfadli Zulkiffli, who emerged the 2011 World Junior Champion.

Momota did not give up. He began competing with his seniors in the All Japan Badminton Championship/ 2011 Japan National Championship.

Career Progression

In 2012, Momota became the Asia Junior Champion defeating the Malaysian representative in two straight games.

Still, in the same year, Momota also won the World Junior Championship held in Chiba, Japan. Appearing at home, Momota managed to donate gold in public.

Kento’s promising talent attracted the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation. The badminton club of NTT East asked for his hand to join in.

Momota officially joined the club that raised its name in April 2013. NTT is the largest telecommunications company in Japan.

Momota’s progress

In the year 2014, Kento made history when he won all his matches. This was seen during Japan’s maiden Thomas Cup victory. During this time he was playing second men’s singles behind Kenichi Tago.

In 2015, Kento was the first Japanese player to win the Singapore Open. He then became the first Japanese player to successfully capture a Super Series in Men’s Singles.

He once again made history in the BWF World Championships 2015 held in Jakarta. Kento became the first Japanese player to win a medal in the Men’s Singles category of the prestigious tournament.

Momota began the 2019 season by competing at the Malaysia Masters as the first seeds.

“He then reached the final in Indonesia Masters but losing to Anders Antonsen of Denmark. Momota claimed his first title in 2019, by winning the German Open a Super 300 tournament.

In March 2019, he won the All England Open beating Viktor Axelsen from Denmark in the finals in 3 sets.”

Kento Momota also won his second Asian Championships title in Wuhan. In the list of his achievements is also winning the Singapore and Japan Open titles.

He is also the world Champion title winner.

Momota closed his stellar 2019 year by winning his 11th title. He beat Indonesia’s Anthony Sinisuka in World Tour Finals.

Momota began the 2020 season as the men’s singles world number 1.

In January 2021, Momota tested positive for COVID-19 prior to travelling to Bangkok.

The entire Japanese team thus withdrew from the three tournaments scheduled for that month in Thailand.

Kento Momota’s net worth

Kento Momota

Kento Momota.[Credit/playersbio.com]

According to reports, Kento’s net worth is approximated to be $ 3 million. This is purely from his badminton court sessions.

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Kento Momota’s salary

Reports indicate that Momota’s salary is approximately $ 120,000 as of the year 2019.

Kento Momota Accident

However, the world’s top-ranked male Japanese badminton player was involved in a mishap en route to the administrative capital of Putrajaya. He was injured in a vehicle collision. The incident happened at around 4:40 am on Monday in Malaysia after Kento captured the Malaysia Masters title.

Kento’s Endorsements

Kento Momota has maintained a low-key life and he keeps most of his affairs private, thus his endorsement deals are not disclosed.

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