OLYMPIC 2012 DUMMY LISTS – Chen Jin is on the March!

The results from all the Thomas and Uber Cup matches are in and they have had an impact on the Olympic qualification standings.  Chen Jin has moved to within 1000 points of the crucial 4th spot he must achieve if he is to make it to London.

There were some complaints to be heard from other teams in the Asian region when China, having already booked its ticket to the Thomas Cup finals for this May as both hosts and defending champions, decided to play the qualifying tournament anyway in Macau.  Many suspected that the move was motivated by the significant points on offer, something that would be of particular benefit to Chen Jin who, unlike most top shuttlers, had no points from last spring’s Sudirman Cup competition.

In the end, Chen picked up his biggest weekly total since the Hong Kong Open and moved up to within striking distance of the top 4.  Even if he had gone all the way in Germany this week, he would have come up just short but he still has two more Superseries events, one of them a Premier, to make up the remaining ground.

Meanwhile, the biggest actual change in the men’s singles came when Hans-Kristian Vittinghus popped back into the top 16.  Even though he is wallowing behind leapfrogging compatriot Jan Jorgensen for the second Danish spot, HK did unseat Korea’s Shon Wan Ho from the crucial top 16 he needs to qualify.

The women’s events saw only domestic jostling except for the African continental spot, where despite South Africa’s success at the Uber Cup qualifiers, Kerry-Lee Herrington of South Africa lost her London berth to Egypt’s Hadia Hosny.

Mixed doubles was largely unaffected in February, as it was excluded from the Thomas and Uber Cup qualifiers.  The only top 10 change came with Hendra Aprida Gunawan and Alvent Yulianto Chandra nudging back into the top 8 to give Indonesia a second qualifying pair.

Remember, 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 .  This list is 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 ranking points published by the BWF from May 1st, 2011 to February 29th, 2012.  We aim 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:
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