reiko shiota

OguShio (Kumiko Ogura and Reiko Shiota), the Japanese women’s badminton team, famous for their play and looks recently had a press conference to announce that they would be  breaking up, but continuing to play with other partners. There are some cynical ways to view this news. I don’t which, if any, of the following are […]

The media in Japan was right to hype the Japanese Women’s Badminton team. There were two pairs… one pair, the Satoko Suetsuna-Miyuki Maeda  pair was ranked 8th in the world going into the Olympics. The other pair, Kumiko Ogura-Reiko Shiota, were ranked 7th and had won the bronze medal at world championships in Kuala Lumpur. At […]