The first Badzine Dummy List for the London Olympics published

Badzine’s exclusive Olympic Qualification is back!  As we did during the qualification period for the Beijing , from now until the cut-off for London qualifying, we will be bringing you updates on who is on track for being 2012 Olympians.

The qualifying period for London 2012 is nearing the halfway point.  We will try to keep our dummy list updated regularly to give you the names of the players who, based on the latest World Rankings published by the Badminton World Federation (BWF), would be eligible to compete in the Olympics if the qualification period ended on this date.

This is not an official list – as only the BWF is entitled to give the names of the qualifying shuttlers – but this list will give fans, and players themselves, a better view of the players who could potentially qualify for the London Olympics.

The Badzine Dummy List is updated by our expert – a BWF-certificated umpire – and takes into account the BWF’s own qualification rules.

Below are the links to the first lists, published using the world rankings as of October 6th.  The next update should come after the second European leg of the OSIM BWF Super Series.

The dummy lists:

Men’s Singles
Women’s Singles
Men’s Doubles
Women’s Doubles
Mixed Doubles

You will be able to find future dummy lists on this page, or find it in our ‘Features’ menu at the top of any Badzine page.

Don Hearn

About Don Hearn

Don Hearn is an Editor and Correspondent who hails from a badminton-loving town in rural Canada. He joined the Badzine team in 2006 to provide coverage of the Korean badminton scene and is committed to helping Badzine to promote badminton to the place it deserves as a global sport. Contact him at: don @