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Discussion in 'Olympics LONDON 2012' started by AlanY, Jun 18, 2011.
Still, pretty ridiculous, anyway all the best for him.
Something I just read in a report from the Euro's:
"In an interesting sub plot this win now fulfils Jaquet’s home associations strict Olympic qualification criteria being that any player to qualify for the Olympics, ranking aside, must claim a quarter final or better at a major championship or second round in a Super Series. Jaquet has now done that and now can go and play freely with no pressure in the quarter final against number two seed Juliane Schenk of Germany."
Boesiger seems to have dropped of the face of the earth so no effect on the men's qualifying either ...
The qualification criteria of Swiss Olympic are indeed quite hard.
The alleged easiest rule to my mind is to reach the quarter final in the European Championsship. And therefore Sabrina Jaquet could fulfil the Swiss Olympic Criteria as the only one, although she is only the No. 2 in Switzerland.
Bösiger haven't been concentrating on international tournaments and haven't aimed to qualify and even if I think the national criteria would be too hard for him...
Courtesy of Channel News Asia.
Badminton: SBA nominates 4 shuttlers for London Olympics
By Patwant Singh, Karen Ng | Posted: 18 May 2012 2052 hrs
SINGAPORE: Four Singaporean shuttlers have been nominated for the upcoming London Olympics.
The Singapore Badminton Association (SBA) said it has carefully deliberated to select the best players to represent the country at the London Games.
SBA used a set of criteria including the world ranking of players to put up the list for the Singapore National Olympic Council's consideration.
Leading Singapore's charge for the Olympics, the women's doubles pair of Yao Lei and Shinta Mulia Sari.
SBA will also submit the names of Derek Wong, for the Men Singles event, and Gu Juan, to compete in the Women Singles event.
Mr Lee Yi Shyan, President of SBA who is also the Minister of State for Trade and Industry, and National Development explained how the shuttlers were nominated.
"I think our nominations are based on very objective factors. When you go out to a tournament, you meet different kind of players so it doesn't depend on one specific achievement. You need a series of achievements to be behind you so that you can react the best way you can against your opponent on the court," said Mr Lee.
Just received this in my RSS folder: Lianne Tan is selected by the BOIC to represent Belgium in badminton.
I also can tell you that (as expected) Chris Adcock/Imogen Bankier, Susan Egelstaff and Rajiv Ouseph will represent Team GB at the Olympics
We only have the number of inhabitants of a shanghai skyscraper So it's pretty awesome to have somebody in the olympics (even if there's no chance of winning).
Congratulations to Lianne Tan for representing BEL
Congratulations to Lianne Tan for representing BEL. Ranking at 61, she must be happy.
Scott Evans has also made it for IRL at the LOG. Ranking at 74, he is very happy about the same good news he received yesterday.
YEAAAAh Go Lian !