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Shuttlers’ Olympics mission gets difficult as ABC postponed
Monday, 08 Mar 2021
PETALING JAYA: In what is a further blow to a group of shuttlers making last-ditch efforts to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, the Asia Badminton Championships (ABC) – slated from April 27-May 2 – has been postponed.
Due to the complicated pandemic situation, Badminton Asia had decided to push back their flagship event until after the Tokyo Olympics in July – which means it would no longer be part of the Olympics qualifiers.
The ABC became the second notable qualifier to be taken off the schedule following the cancellation of the German Open (initially scheduled for this week).
Following the completion of the just-concluded Swiss Open, Olympics hopefuls are now left with just three remaining opportunities to collect points – at the Indian Open (May 11-16), Malaysian Open (May 25-30) and Singapore Open (June 1-6) – should they proceed as planned.
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) made it clear last week that there will be no more changes made to the Race to Tokyo qualification process after they extended its deadline from May 2 to June 15.
Although there was no official announcement made by Badminton Asia yet, the continental body had already disseminated an e-mail to their member associations to inform them about the ABC’s postponement last week.
Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) secretary Datuk Kenny Goh confirmed that they have been notified about the matter.
The postponement of the Asian meet, however, did not come as a surprise as Badminton Asia had not been able to seek an alternative to replace China as the host.
It was learnt that Suzhou was supposed to be the host city, but the country’s borders remain shut.
Efforts to get other nations to host it also proved futile due to various travel restrictions imposed by respective governments in the continent.
Earlier last month, Badminton Asia had also cancelled their Asia Mixed Team Championships due to the same reason.
*It becomes less and less tournament to count for Race of Tokyo, we'll need to wait whether the May/June BWF Tour would be proceed as planned.
*As continental governing body Badminton Europe is miles better than Badminton Asia in terms of competency, preparation and respond.
2021 US Open (S300) and Canada Open (S100) as well have been cancelled : https://corporate.bwfbadminton.com/news-single/2021/03/12/tournament-update-5/
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Massive withdrawal in all five disciplines. Wangcharoen, Thammasin, Phetpradab, Blichfeldt, Kosetskaya, Ellis/Langridge, Astrup/Rasmussen, Ivanov/Sozonov, Ellis/Smith, Goh/Shevon Lai, Gicquel/Delrue are among notable absentees.
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Toma Junior Popov clinches second S100 title after Saarlorlux Open 2020, the fast-improved French player overcame former world number one Srikanth Kidambi and Thailand prodigy Kunlavut Vitidsarn en route to final here. Meanwhile Busanan Ongbamrungphan got lucky escape to edge past Danish latest talent Line Christophersen to top WS podium and earn 5.500 point, she stunned more-favoured compatriot Pornpawee Chochuwog in semis, fierce competition between these two players to hunt Tokyo OG ticket.
Toma Popov could take the olympic spot for France from Leverdez at the end of the qualification tournaments. If France can get one spot of course, depending on others...
What is the next upcoming tournament? Is it a qualifying event?
European Championships, 27 April-2 May 2021, counted for Race of Tokyo.
how many points for the champion of european championships? i dont see the detail in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BWF_World_Ranking
and its counted for both race to tokyo and race to huelva, right?
European Championships gold medalist will earn 9,200 points and yes it will be counted for Race of Tokyo and Huelva World Champs as well.
So at the European Championships you get points like in an HSBC 500 Tournament:
9200/7800/6420/6420/5040/5040/5040/5040/5040/ R16 = 3600
and cause there are no Asian Championships players from there can't get any points for the Race to Tokyo , right ?
So for Tokyo it means we have left four important tournaments to qualify:
HSBC 500 _ European Championships , India Open and Singapore Open
HSBC 750 _ Malaysia Open 11000/9350/7700/7700/6050/6050/6050/6050/ R16 = 4320
- European Championships ~ S500
- A disadvantage for Asian players who can't earn valuable point from Continental Championships following BAC cancellation.
- Yes, four tournaments left to grab in Race of Tokyo.
It’s more to do with the government and health authorities of European countries. They are more likely to be flexible working around covid to allow international sporting events to go ahead and have protocols for them in place. Football, after all, is a very expensive sport to be in lockdown.
Asian countries are like “Keep covid and other mutations away because we can’t handle anymore outbreaks”
Yup, that's why Sudirman Cup has been postponed also BAC has not other option rather than cancellation, different nation ~ different perspective.