OLYMPICS – Big names out of Dummy List

Were the final list of qualifiers for the Olympics handed in today, some big names would be left out! According to the latest World Rankings, released on Thursday, some major […]

ImageWere the final list of qualifiers for the handed in today, some big names would be left out! According to the latest World Rankings, released on Thursday, some major changes have occurred. In the men’s singles, Chen Hong, still very much in the top world even if he doesn’t train with the national team anymore, drops one stop and become China’s fourth shuttler – which means he wouldn’t qualify. Chen Yu takes his spot.

The good news for the fans of Wong Choong Hann is the fact that the Malaysian would now be in the list of qualifiers as he enters the top 16. France swaps also with its National Champion Simon Maunoury kicked off by Erwin Kehlhoffner, who has had a great beginning of season.

In the women’s singles, Juliane Schenk makes it back onto the , while Chloe Mc Gee and Yoana Martinez are out.

In men’s doubles, the World Championship silver-medallists from 2006, Anthony Clark and Robert Blair, are also left out of the dummy list as they are kicked out of the top 16 to be the first replacement pair. They are replaced by Poland’s Mateusiak and Logosz.

The biggest surprise concerns the ladies’ doubles event, where Gao Ling (photo) and Huang Sui would not make the cut, as they drop out of the top 4 in the world, meaning China would only send 2 pairs instead of three.

Indonesia’s new best pair of Marissa and Natsir benefit from it and enter the dummy list.

In the mixed, Keita Masuda and Miyuki Maeda are in while Hopp and Overzier are out, and the North American representatives would be Howard Bach and Eva Lee instead of Mike Beres and Valerie Lokker.

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Raphaël Sachetat

About Raphaël Sachetat

Raphael is the Chief Editor of Badzine International. He is the founder of the website together with Jean François Chauveau. After many years writing for the BWF and many publications around the world about badminton, he now leads a team of young and dynamic writers for Badzine.