Badminton Olympic qualification interval prolonged until June 15
New Delhi. The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Friday introduced that it has prolonged the Olympic qualification interval until June 15. This got here after the postponement of the Malaysia Open Super 750 and Singapore Open Super 500 tournaments, each of which have been listed as a part of the qualification cycles.
The qualification was earlier scheduled to finish with the Indian Open which is at present slated between May 11 and 16. “The Olympic Qualifying period for the Race to Tokyo will now close on June 1, 2021, with the last tournament counting for qualification being the Singapore Open 2021. BWF is working with the IOC to update the Tokyo 2020 qualification system whereby the final updated regulation will be shared once ready following formal approval by IOC (International Olympic Committee),” stated the BWF in its assertion.
“Preparations for upcoming HSBC BWF World Tour tournaments continue as international badminton is set to resume with the YONEX Swiss Open 2021 (2-7 March) and YONEX All England Open 2021 (17-21 March),” it additional stated. The Tokyo Olympics is about to be held from July 23 to August 8 this yr after being postponed from its authentic dates of July 24 to August 9, 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic.