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 Tremendous 750 and Singapore Open Tremendous 500 tournaments, each of which had 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 Might 11 and 16.
“The Olympic Qualifying interval for the Race to Tokyo will now shut on June 1, 2021, with the final match counting for qualification being the Singapore Open 2021. BWF is working with the IOC to replace the Tokyo 2020 qualification system whereby the ultimate up to date regulation shall be shared as soon as prepared following formal approval by IOC (Worldwide Olympic Committee),” mentioned the BWF in its assertion.
“Preparations for upcoming HSBC BWF World Tour tournaments proceed as worldwide badminton is about to renew with the YONEX Swiss Open 2021 (2-7 March) and YONEX All England Open 2021 (17-21 March),” it additional mentioned.
The Tokyo Olympics is about to be held from July 23 to August eight this 12 months after being postponed from its authentic dates of July 24 to August 9, 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic.