Who is Kento Momota as Japanese badminton player announced retirement, bio, age, height, wife and ranking

Who is Kento Momota as Japanese badminton player announced retirement, bio, age, height, wife and ranking

Here is all you need to know about Japanese badminton player Kento Momota including his age, height, wife and bio as he announces his retirement 

Japanese star badminton player Kento Momota has recently announced his retirement from international competitions. After the Thomas Cup, Momota will still compete in Japanese domestic competitions but will not be joining the World Tour.

The Japanese wasn’t ranked in the top 50 and couldn’t qualify. He concentrated on retiring after his final duty, the Thomas Cup. The Japanese international stated in a press conference in Japan:

I’m not going to lie, after the accident I’ve asked myself, ‘Why me?’

The former World No. 1 further said:

Honestly, it was one difficult time after another. But I didn’t want to blame it on the accident. I wanted to try and beat it.”

The player stated that had to go through alot of “hardship” after the accident in January 2020. He tried everything but couldn’t perform at the level he wanted to. Although the result for him was frustrating, he will leave with “no regrets” and is “done internationally.”

Who is Kento Momota as Japanese badminton player announced retirement, bio, age, height, wife and career ranking

Who is Kento Momota?

Kento Momota is a profesional badminton player who was born on September 1, 1994 in Mino, Kagawa, Japan. The 29-year-old stands 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) tall. Nothing is known about his relationship status but he is unmarried.

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A look at Kento Momota’s career

Kento Momota started playing badminton at a very young age. He started playing the sport at second grade of elementary school. He earned his first championship in the sixth grade in the All Japan Elementary School Championship, winning the men’s singles division.

He has won two Asian, two World Championships, one All England, and several other important badminton tournaments.

Although he had an amazing year in 2019 with 11 titles won, it has been hard for him to go back to his best form. He had an eye socket injury and double vision as a result of the accident.

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A year before the Tokyo Games, Momota was a clear favourite. However, he had one of the most disappointing Olympics experiences of all time when he was eliminated at the first round.

Kento Momota’s career record

Kento has a 383 wins, 115 losses record.

Kento Momota’s career ranking

Kento Moamaz was ranked as high as No. 1 and is currently ranked 38 as of December 26, 2023.

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Kento Momota’s parents

Kento Momota’s father’s name is Nobuhiro Momota. He also has a sister named Nobuhiro Momota.

Kento Momota’s salary

Kento Momota’s salary is reportedly Rs. 4,23,82,576.00 per year as per Pay Check outlet.

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