Arisa Higashino
Date of Birth1 Aug 1996
Height160 cms
DisciplineMixed Doubles
BirthplaceHokkaido, Japan


  • Champion, 2018 All England Badminton Championship

Arisa Higashino is perhaps the speediest female mixed doubles player. She is also one of the few women who has a perfect jump smash. While the jump smash is very common for a male player, only a few female players can manage it. She made her first major breakthrough title in 2018 by winning the All England Tiltle deafeating the favourites Huang Yaqiong and Zheng Siwei.

Arisa Higashino using a Yonex Nanoflare 700 racket in 2019 Japan Open

2019 – Present
Arisa Higashino is currently using the newly launched Yonex Nanoflare 700 racket (Blue green variant). This racket has 4U and 5U models but no 3U. The racket has medium flex.

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