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Badminton World Federation announce upgraded qualification rules for Tokyo 2020

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has outlined the new qualification system for the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. After approval from the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee, the new system will maintain the ranking points earned during the original qualification window.However, it has extended the Olympic qualification period for the first…

PV Sindhu, B Sai Praneeth well-positioned to get approved for Tokyo Olympics

With the current rankings frozen and a new qualification period announced, some Indian shuttlers are in the perfect position to qualify. The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Wednesday announced that January-April 2021 would serve as the extended qualification period for the Tokyo Olympics next year.It also added that the ranking points earned before the season…

Badminton: Breather for shuttlers

PETALING JAYA: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) have dropped the biggest hint yet that they will relax their “Top Player Commitment” regulations that requires star players to play a minimum of 12 priority tournaments in a season. BWF secretary general Thomas Lund admitted that it was not feasible for players to commit to that many…

Badminton’s Lee states hard for Lin to receive Olympics

Retired badminton great Lee Chong Wei has said it will be difficult for arch-rival Lin Dan to qualify for the Olympics due to tough competition from younger Chinese players. China’s Lin is hoping to compete in a fifth straight Olympics in Tokyo next year, but he will be 37 when the coronavirus-delayed Games come around.…

Badminton’s Lee says difficult for Lin to get approved for Olympics

KUALA LUMPUR: Retired badminton great Lee Chong Wei has said it will be difficult for arch-rival Lin Dan to qualify for the Olympics due to tough competition from younger Chinese players.China's Lin is hoping compete in a fifth straight Olympics in Tokyo next year, but he will be 37 when the coronavirus-delayed Games come around.…

Lee Chong Wei says hard for Lin Dan to receive Olympics

KUALA LUMPUR: Retired badminton great Lee Chong Wei has said it will be difficult for arch-rival Lin Dan to qualify for the Olympics due to tough competition from younger Chinese players. China’s Lin is hoping compete in a fifth straight Olympics in Tokyo next year, but he will be 37 when the coronavirus-delayed Games come…

Former shining star Ee Wei set to return to national fold

PETALING JAYA: Promising doubles shuttler Toh Ee Wei, who quit the national team in January last year, is set to return to the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) fold. However, the 19-year-old, who won the girls’ doubles silver medal with Pearly Tan Koong Le at the World Junior Championships in Canada in 2018, will have…

Lin Dan v Lee Chong Wei: How badminton’s fantastic rivalry was born

KUALA LUMPUR: Fifteen years ago in a packed Kuala Lumpur stadium, rising stars Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei met in a final for the first time, setting the stage for what would become badminton's greatest rivalry.Malaysia's Lee, then 22, fell to the floor, punched the air and blew kisses to the crowd after his…