I believe this guy, deserves his own seperate thread.
Born on 13 June 1997 in Suginami, Japan
Yuta started playing badminton when he joined the Kodaira junior club in Tokyo in 2005, then in 2012 he was paired to his senior Arisa Higashino.
He was selected for the Japanese junior team for asian championships in 2014 where he won bronze medal.
Watanabe won his first senior international tournament at the Vietnam International Challenge in the mixed doubles event with Arisa Higashino, and also became the runner-up in the men’s doubles event partnering Kenya Mitsuhashi.
Together with Higashino, they reached the 2018 All England Open final beat three top seeding, and clinched the title after beating the fifth seeded pair from China Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong in the rubber game.
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