OLYMPIC DUMMY LISTS Apr 5th – More Pan Am shuffling

Michelle Li (photo) and Alex Bruce‘s success in Finland will once again change the “who’s who” in this week’s Badzine Olympic Dummy list. This victory – in the presence of […]

Michelle Li (photo) and Alex Bruce‘s success in Finland will once again change the “who’s who” in this week’s Badzine Olympic . This victory – in the presence of the three pairs from the Pan American continent chasing the only qualifying spot – gives them the edge over USA’s Obanana and Lee, who had been in the qualifying seat last week,  by over 1000 points in the world . Nicole Grether and Charmaine Reid as well as Iris and Rena Wang have now very little time to make it up before the May 3rd deadline. The crucial tournament might be in Peru next week (see HERE the list of participants) where all four pairs are set for a semi-final clash once again as they are the four top seeds for this International Challenge tournament, which will again yield 4000 points to the victor.

As explained earlier in our calculation, the fact that Michelle Li is back in the women’s doubles dummy list has a direct impact in the women’s singles list as well, because the Canadian frees up one “bed” or spot amongst the 172 allowed by the IOC, which means that there is one extra spot available in the women’s singles – this time taken again by Maja Tvdry, who is playing yoyo in and out of the list since a few weeks. The Slovenian is now back in the program and will surely watch what is going on in Lima next week, or hope that she can benefit from the tripartite spots otherwise. She might be endangered by Lithuania’s Akvile Stapusaityte (photo), who is faring well in the French International in Orleans this week.

Also, in the women’s doubles, three pairs are very close to the cut as Wong Pei Tty and Chin Ee Hui are only points away from their compatriots Hoo and Woon but their good run in Sydney should definitely see the former world #1’s back in the list. India’s Ponnappa and Gutta are pretty safe because Malaysia can only have one pair unless they are both in the top 8.  Korea and Indonesia are the closest to joining China and Japan in sending two but neither have a realistic chance with only one Super Series remaining along with a continental championship with a full-strength China contingent at home.

No major change this week elsewhere in other lists – this may change with this week-ends ending in three tournaments in Australia, Osaka and Orléans.

Photos: Badmintonphoto/Rights reserved.


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 ranking points published by the BWF from May 1st, 2011 to the present. We hope to continue to provide weekly updates from now until the end of the qualification period.

The Dummy Lists for April 5th 2012
Men’s Singles
Women’s Singles (revised, April 8th)
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 29th
March 22nd
March 15th
March 8th
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

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.