Former top-ranked badminton participant Saina Nehwal will miss the Tokyo Olympics after the Badminton World Federation froze the rankings and stated there will probably be no extra qualifying tournaments
Nehwal, who’s from India, failed to complete among the many prime 16 within the rankings. She might have improved her present rating of twenty second however two main tournaments — the Malaysian Open and the Singapore Open — have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The qualifying interval for badminton is ready to formally finish on June 15, however the sport’s governing physique stated the present rankings won’t change.
“The Olympic qualification course of is in impact closed as there are not any further alternatives for gamers to earn factors,” BWF secretary common Thomas Lund stated in an announcement. “Nonetheless, we nonetheless must obtain confirmations from Nationwide Olympic Committees and Member Associations, adopted by any attainable reallocations, and it will take various weeks to finish.”
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