OLYMPIC DUMMY LISTS Apr 19th – Stephan steps out

Stephan Wojcikiewicz was not among the Canadians who struck gold in Peru last week and his misfortune compounded as he has just been bumped off the list of London qualifiers.  In fact, three Europeans have muscled past him, with Petr Koukal the only one to peek out above the reserve list.

Canada’s Stephan Wojcikiewicz was unable to find a way past the round of 16 in Lima last week and this has just happened to cost him the last secure ticket to this summer’s London , insofar as this week’s Badzine Olympic Qualification Dummy Lists show.  Petr Koukal, who has recently been on and off the list, had a slightly more successful outing at the Dutch International and he, along with Kestutis Navickas of Lithuania and Estonian Raul Must, moved past the Canadian.

It is much the same in the fight for the last women’s singles spot as neither Maja Tvrdy, the Slovenian challenger, nor incumbent Akvile Stapusaityte of Lithuania, went far enough at the European Championships to have an impact on the standings.  Unless more points are accumulated at the Tahiti or Portuguese Internationals next week, the likes of Navickas and Wojcikiewicz will be left hoping for unused tripartite spots or other London cancellations, joining Tvrdy and Must,whose campaign for Olympic points ended with their losses in Karlskrona.

The battle in the men’s singles top 16 continues with no movements for Korea’s Shon Wan Ho (pictured right), or for Denmark’s Hans-Kristian Vittinghus.  Shon is less than 100 points from current #16 Marc Zwiebler of Germany while Vittinghus has managed to remain within the top 16 but has been unable to make up ground on compatriot Jan Jorgensen, whom he must pass in order to earn the right to be Denmark’s second men’s singles shuttler in London.  However, this week’s continental championships have done nothing but entrench the status quo, as Zwiebler and Jorgensen are both still alive in Karlskrona, while Shon and Vittinghus each made an early exit this week.  This leaves the world #15 and #17 each hoping for a miracle in Delhi.

All other lists have remained unchanged.  Malaysia’s women’s doubles rivalry is on the backburner until Delhi as both pairs lost early in Wuhan but change may still be afoot for three pairs in men’s doubles and one in women’s doubles at the Badminton Asia Championships.  More on that next week…possibly.


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 Olympics. 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 the present. We just have one more update next week, before we look at the rankings at the end of the qualification period.

The Dummy Lists for April 19th 2012
Men’s Singles
Women’s Singles
Men’s Doubles
Women’s Doubles
Mixed Doubles


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April 12th
April 5th
March 29th
March 22nd
March 15th
March 8th
March 1st
January 19th
December 29th

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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