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Badminton: Olympic qualification period for badminton extended till June 15 | Badminton News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Tokyo (*15*) badminton qualification period was on Friday extended by practically two months to June 15 after the postponement of three vital tournaments as a result of Covid-19 associated restrictions.
The qualification period was earlier to finish on April 25.
“The Olympic Qualifying period for the Race to Tokyo will now close on 15 June 2021, with the last tournament counting for qualification being the Singapore Open 2021,” the BWF stated in a press release.
“BWF is working with the IOC [International Olympic Committee) to update the Tokyo 2020 qualification system whereby the final updated regulation will be shared once ready following formal approval by IOC,” it added.
The world physique stated preparations for the Olympic qualifying tournaments will proceed as worldwide badminton is about to renew with the YONEX Swiss Open 2021 (March 2-7) and YONEX All England Open 2021 (March 17-21).
The growth got here after the BWF determined to postpone two tournaments in Malaysia and Singapore Open from their earlier scheduled dates.
“The CELCOM AXIATA Malaysia Open 2021 (Super 750) will now occur 25-30 May. The PERODUA Malaysia Masters 2021 (Super 500) has been postponed until further notice,” the world physique stated.
“The Singapore Open 2021 (Super 500) has been moved to the new dates of 1-6 June.”
Badminton Association of Malaysia and Singapore Badminton Association made the respective selections in session and collaboration with the BWF.
“Both cited ongoing Covid-19 complications and wished for the tournaments to be delayed,” the BWF stated.
Due to the brand new dates given to CELCOM AXIATA Malaysia Open and Singapore Open, the BWF stated the Indonesia Masters 2021 and Indonesia Open 2021 have additionally been postponed.
Replacement dates of these tournaments will likely be introduced in the end.

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