Men’s world number one Kento Momota is aiming to win Japan's first Olympic Games badminton singles title at Tokyo 2020 despite a troubled preparation for his debut on the sport’s biggest stage.
Japan's world number one Kento Momota has been knocked out of the men's singles at the All England Open Badminton Championships with Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia moving on to the semi-finals at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham in the United Kingdom.
Indonesian team withdrawn from All England Open Badminton Championships after coronavirus-affected first day
The entire Indonesian team was withdrawn from the All England Open Badminton Championships at the end of the first day of the competition, which was affected by coronavirus scares.
The start of play at the All England Open Badminton Championships has been delayed following what organisers called "a significant number" of inconclusive COVID-19 tests and some positives.
World number one Kento Momota, whose positive COVID-19 test in January this year led to him and the rest of the Japanese team pulling out of three scheduled events in Thailand, has been named top seed for next month’s All England Open Badminton Championships.
Kento Momota and Tai Tzu-ying remain top of the respective men and women's Badminton World Federation (BWF) world rankings after the standings were unfrozen.
Badminton world champion Kento Momota has tested positive for COVID-19, prompting the Japanese team to withdraw from two Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Tour events in Thailand this month.
World number one Kento Momota has built momentum for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics by winning the men's singles title at Japan's National Badminton Championships.
Kento Momota, the world's top ranked badminton player, resumed his preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics by competing in his first tournament for almost a year, following a serious road traffic accident.
Men's badminton singles world number one, Japan's Kento Momota, is set for a return from injury as he continues his preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Japan's head badminton coach Park Joo-bong claimed Tokyo 2020 Olympic medal hope Kento Momota is "back at his normal level" after recovering from a car crash in January.
Men's singles world number one Kento Momota is reportedly among 15 Japanese players to have withdrawn from the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Denmark Open next week, because of concerns over the rise of COVID-19 cases in Europe.
Japanese badminton star Kento Momota has taken time from his injury recovery to offer coaching to fans ahead of his bid to win gold at the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Japanese badminton star Kento Momota revealed he is aiming for Olympic gold at the postponed Tokyo 2020 Games, having fully recovered from a car crash earlier in the year.
Badminton world number one Kento Momota is expected to be out for another three months after escaping with his life in a fatal car accident.