Current world No. 1 and two-time world champion Kento Momota is now a certified world record holder. His name has been entered in the prestigious Guinness World Record for winning the most titles in a calendar year.

In 2019, Momota broke legend Lee Chong Wei’s 10 titles win and won 11 world tour titles between 3 March and 15 December. The Guinness certificate was handed over to Momota earlier this week and his agency UDN announced the award.

The record Momota hold is “The most badminton men’s singles titles in a season.” This record will be published in the Guinness World Records 2021 in the Japanese version.

In 2019 Momota won:

  1. German Open
  2. All England
  3. Singapore Open
  4. Asia Championships
  5. Japan Open
  6. World Championship
  7. China Open
  8. Korea Open
  9. Denmark Open
  10. Fuzhou China Open
  11. World Tour Finals

Momota took to his social media to express his happiness at the record certification.

“I’m very happy to have been certified as the Guinness World record holder. It’s is not only my achievement but thanks to the support of the people around me. I’m going to work harder on badminton every day, so I can update this record further. Thank you so much for your support. Let’s go!”

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