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Ayumi Kusano, Beach Volleyball Player from Tokyo

Updated on October 28, 2017

Ayumi Kusano is known for having played with popular beach volleyball star Miwa Asao

Date of birth: June 22, 1985.

The USA should not be the only country to get attention for its female beach volleyball players. Japan also should get some recognition in this category also. If you thought Misty May Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings are beautiful and sexy you are in for a surprise. Ayumi Kusano is a professional beach volleyball player born in Tokyo but now she lives in Kanagawa. The 32 year-old Kusano is most known for her matches played with partner Miwa Asao who is only almost eight months older than her. Her junior career is limited as she had only played in one match. Her other partner throughout her career has been Mutsumi Ozaki.

A few photos of Ayumi Kusano at the 2008 Asian Beach Games in Bali

Volleyball player Ayumi Kusano bumps the ball during a match in Bali, Indonesia in 2008.
Volleyball player Ayumi Kusano bumps the ball during a match in Bali, Indonesia in 2008. | Source
Ayumi Kusano (right) hits the ball as her partner Mutsumi Ozaki looks on.
Ayumi Kusano (right) hits the ball as her partner Mutsumi Ozaki looks on. | Source

Ayumi Kusano's Matches Played Statistics

Partner Name
Number of Matches Played
Prize Money (US Dollars)
Mutsumi Ozaki
11
$1,750.00 (Her earnings for those matches)
Miwa Asao
6
$1.000.00
 
 
Total is $2,750.00 just for these matches.
Ayumi Kusano's best international finish has been as great as 7th place.

Ayumi Kusano, Miwa Asao and Mutsumi Ozaki

Ayumi Kusano in Muscat, Oman.
Ayumi Kusano in Muscat, Oman. | Source
Miwa Asao and Ayumi Kusano at the Pacific Islands Club where they trained for one month. Asao was known as one of the sexiest beach volleyball players during her career.
Miwa Asao and Ayumi Kusano at the Pacific Islands Club where they trained for one month. Asao was known as one of the sexiest beach volleyball players during her career.
Mutsumi Ozaki and Ayumi Kusano smile as they qualify for the 2009 Sanya Open.
Mutsumi Ozaki and Ayumi Kusano smile as they qualify for the 2009 Sanya Open.

Why should we pay attention to Ayumi Kusano?

Ayumi has a stunning body and great legs to go along with her volleyball skills. Beauty and talent are a great combination to have. Ayumi is also known for her smiles and for her classy behavior during interviews. Note: Miwa Asao retired from beach volleyball in 2014 to pursue a career in modeling. As beautiful as Asao is, Kusano should get recognition in this category as well!

A photos of Ayumi Kusano in Prague in 2015

Ayumi Kusano getting ready to serve the ball.
Ayumi Kusano getting ready to serve the ball.
Ayumi Kusano does a jump serve.
Ayumi Kusano does a jump serve.

The career of Ayumi Kusano (2004-2008)

Kusano’s career goes all the way back to 2004 when she was a junior volleyball player. But during the 2009 Sanya Open is when her persistence finally paid off and she received her first earnings of $600 with Mutsumi Ozaki. In 2010 in Seoul, South Korea, Kusano won another $600 this time with Miwa Asao as her partner and they earned 30 points. But they lost in matches against both Germany and Brazil. In spite of these losses, Kusano is still active and playing. As of this writing, Kusano’s most current tournament has been the Seoul Women’s Challenger Tournament where she has achieved her highest ranking to date. However, Kusano did manage to experience some success.

Ayumi Kusano Switching Sides During a Match in 2014

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Ayumi Kusano and Her Career (2009-Present)

In the 2009 Asian Beach Volleyball Championship in Hainan Province, Kusano got a third place finish with partner Mutsumi Ozaki. The pair defeated second seeded Shinako Tanaka and Sayaka Mizoe in straight sets. The scores were 21-17 and 21-19. The match took about 37 minutes. For their third place finish, Kusano and Ozaki got a prize of $4,000. The pair that finished in second place got the prize of $8,000 while First place winners Xue Chen and Zhang Xi of China took home $10,000 for their big win in their home country. In 2015, Kusano has played in 5 matches amassing a total of $2,600. However, her ranking at the end of the year was 120th. She still has work to do to improve her ranking but with the stiff competition she is facing this will be a challenge.

Kusano has also played in cities such as Moscow, Brasilia, Stavanger, Barcelona, and Osaka.

© 2016 Ara Vahanian

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