The Asian Games is over and to be honest, Team INA is lucky to win 1 Gold from the independent pair of Markis Kido/Hendra Setiawan. All of the National Team Players, except for Mohd Ahsan failed to reach SF of the Individual Event. The performance of the women players were the worst of the lot, with most losing as early as the first match. This is indeed a worrying situation as the Olympics qualifying period loom nearer. Who can INA rely on (in particular, the National Team players) to qualify for the London Olympics? It's going to be a tough and gruelling process and obviously need some tactical planning. I still remember how Jo Novita/Greysia Polii lost out on qualifying for Beijing as the Russian pair pipped them through participating in an International Challenge tourney! Who are the players that will most likely qualify? Let's take about the independent players first. If there's no drastic change in form and no retirement from the current batch of players (including Taufik), I will expect these players to qualify: MS - Taufik Hidayat MD - Markis Kido/Hendra Setiawan In addition, if Hendra A. Gunawan is still pairing up with Vita Marissa and the younger pairs from the National Team still cannot beat them, these 2 players will probably qualify too in XD. As for the National Team players, these players will definitely be fighting for the remaining spots: MS - Sony Dwi Kuncoro, Simon Santoso, Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka -- they have to be ranked in the top 8 to qualify. WS - Adriyanti Firdasari and Maria Febe Kusumastuti -- it's likely that only 1 will qualify. MD - Bona Septano/Mohd Ahsan, Angga Pratama/Rian Agung Saputro, Rendy Sugiarto/Afiat Yuris Wirawan - the later two are unlikely to reach the top 8, but they should be given enough opportunities to prove themselves! Bona/Ahsan are likely to be fighting for a spot with the independent pair of Hendra A. Gunawan/Alvent Yulianto Chandra. WD - Meiliana Jauhari/Greysia Polii and Nitya Krishinda Maheswari/Shendy Puspa Irawati -- Mel/Grace are likely to qualify but Nitya/Shendy will have a short time to prove that they can be counted as a good 2nd pair. XD - Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir, Fran Kurniawan Teng/Pia Zebadiah Bernadet, Mohd Rijal/Debby Santoso -- Towi/Butet should qualify, but Fran/Pia and Rijal/Debby will be involved in a tough 3 way fight against AG/Vita. These 21 players should also be the core of the First-Team of the National Squad.