OLYMPIC DUMMY LIST March 8th – Defending champs back in

As promised, we are continuing to bring you weekly updates of the Badzine Olympic Dummy Lists.  This week’s lists show that if the Olympic qualification period ended now, Beijing gold medallists Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan (pictured) would be back on the list.  Their quarter-final finish at the Yonex German Open last week may have been a disappointment, even though they lost to the eventual champions, but it was enough to push their accumulated Olympic qualification points past compatriots Alvent Yulianto Chandra and Hendra Aprida Gunawan.

Unfortunately for Korea’s young hopefuls, the Indonesians wraught the only changes as we come up to 8 weeks from the deadline.  Shon Wan Ho and Jung Kyung Eun / Kim Ha Na are both waiting just outside the men’s singles top 16 and women’s doubles top 8 respectively. Each made up considerable ground in Mulheim but the safety zone continues to elude them.  Shon missed his chance at the All England.  He stands less than 100 points from #16 Hans-Kristian Vittinghus, but with the Dane’s performance in Birmingham on Wednesday, Shon will likely have better luck chasing Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto, who is just under 200 points ahead.

Michelle Li of Canada continues to hold strong in two categories as she and Alex Bruce (pictured) passed compatriots Charmaine Reid and Nicole Grether after their performance at the Pan Am Uber Cup qualifier.  Both pairs are winless so far on the European Grand Prix/Superseries tour this month.

Badzine’s lists are not official.  Only the BWF is entitled to give the names of the qualifying shuttlers.  We provide it only to give fans, and players themselves, a better view of the players who could potentially qualify for the London .  These lists are updated by our trio of experts amongst which a BWF-certificated umpire – and takes into account the BWF’s own qualification rules.

Please find the latest lists at the links below.  They have been calculated using the world points published by the BWF from May 1st, 2011 to March 4th, 2012.  We hope to continue to provide weekly updates from now until the end of the qualification period.

The dummy lists:
Men’s Singles
Women’s Singles
Men’s Doubles
Women’s Doubles
Mixed Doubles

You will always be able to find the latest dummy lists on this page, or find it in our ‘Features’ menu at the top of any Badzine page. To see the complete current BWF world rankings, click here and you can still find the links to past dummy lists using the links below:

March 1st
January 19th
December 29th
(the three oldest sets of lists were compiled differently, using then-current world ranking points, thus including tournaments from before the start of the Olympic qualification period)
December 1st
November 3rd
October 6th

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 @ badzine.net