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Nothing more satisfying for Momota than being crowned at home


Champions: Japan’s Kento Momota and Spain’s Carolina Marin emerged men’s and women’s  singles winners in the Japan Open badminton tournament yesterday. — AFP

Champions: Japan’s Kento Momota and Spain’s Carolina Marin emerged men’s and women’s singles winners in the Japan Open badminton tournament yesterday. — AFP

PETALING JAYA: A determined Kento Momota restored his battered pride at home by becoming his nation’s first-ever men’s singles badminton champion in the Japan Open in Tokyo.

And the 24-year-old ended his country’s 41-year wait in style by disposing of Khosit Phetpradab 21-14, 21-11 in a 48-minute one-sided final to the delight of his home fans.

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