How to qualify for Badminton at Paris:- Despite the fact that badminton is a well-established Olympic sport, the sport only made its Olympic debut in Barcelona in 1992, after two previous editions as a demonstration sport in Munich in 1972 and Seoul in 1988.
With 47 medals, including 20 golds, the People’s Republic of China has been the most successful NOC since then. With 21 medals, eight of which are gold, Indonesia ranks second on the medal table. Even though Denmark has a long history of dominance in Europe, the expansion of other nations raises the possibility of a surprise in the French capital. Below, learn everything you need to know about the qualification pathway.
How to qualify for Badminton at Paris 2024
At the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024
NOCs with two or more athletes ranked between 1 and 16 on the “Paris Ranking Lists” will receive two quota places (for two athletes) in the men’s and women’s singles events. Otherwise, each NOC can only have one quota seat. The same system is used for men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles; however, the NOCs with two or more pairs ranked between 1 and 8 receive two quota spots (for four athletes).
Badminton at Paris 2024 Detail’s
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Badminton Qualification Pathway to Paris 2024
As of April 30, 2024, quota places in men’s and women’s singles events, as well as men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles events, will determined by the “Paris Ranking Lists.” The outcomes achieved between 1 May 2023 and 28 April 2024 will serve as the foundation for each list.
The following competitions’ outcomes will taken into consideration:
- Thomas & Uber Cup
- Sudirman Cup
- World Championships
- BWF tour tournaments of Grade 2—Levels 1 through 6
- International Challenge, Future Series, and International Series are Grade 3 BWF Continental tour tournaments.
- Individual and team continental titles
- Pan-American, European, and African multi-sport continental competitions (if approved during the qualification period)
- Any other international event that has received BWF approval and is included in advance as part of the World Ranking Lists
Qualification pathway for single events
The BWF “Race to Paris Ranking List” will determine a total of 70 athletes who will qualify for the singles events: 35 men and 35 women. Continental Representation Places will be one of the quota spots. If the player is ranked 250 or above (ranked between 1-250) in the BWF Race to Paris Rankings list on April 30, 2024, at least two athletes from each of the five BWF Continental Confederations (Continental Representation Places) will compete in each singles event.
Qualification pathway for the doubles events
Through the BWF’s “Race to Paris Ranking Lists” of April 30, 2024, a total of 48 pairs will qualify for the doubles events: 16 in each men’s event, 16 in each women’s event, and 16 in each mixed event. At least one pair from each of the five BWF Continental Confederations (Continental Representation Place) will compete in each doubles event.
Paris 2024 Badminton Schedule
Between July 27 and August 5, the badminton competitions will take place in the Porte de La Chapelle Arena in the north of Paris. There are two phases to the singles and doubles events’ format: the knockout and group stages. The singles round of 16 and doubles quarterfinals are the first steps in the knockout stages.
Badminton qualification timeline to Paris 2024
- From May 1, 2023, to April 28, 2024: The “Race to Paris Ranking Lists” ranking period
- January 15, 2024: deadline for NOCs to submit Universality Places requests.
- 28 April 2024: the end of the qualifying period.
- 30 April 2024: The “Race to Paris Ranking Lists” have been made available.
- 8 May 2024: deadline by which the Host Country must inform the BWF in writing of the Places in the Host Country.
- TBD: The Tripartite Commission will sign off on the distribution of Universality Places to the NOCs (where applicable), as requested.
- 10 May 2024: The BWF is obligated to notify NOCs and NFs of their allocated quota places.
- 24 May 2024: NOCs must notify the BWF in writing of their use of allocated quota places.
- On July 5, 2024: The BWF must reallocate all unused quota places by this date.
- 8 July 2024: Deadline for Sport Entry in Paris in 2024
- From July 26 to August 11, 2024: Olympics in Paris in 2024
Badminton athletes to watch at Paris 2024
Viktor Axelsen of Denmark is dominating the men’s singles competition. He went on to win his second world title in 2022 after winning gold at Tokyo 2020. Anders Antonsen, his teammate, will also be a favorite. Momota Kento, a double world champion from Japan, will be looking to get back on track after failing to advance past the first round at Tokyo 2020 as the top seed. As Kevin Cordón demonstrated at the most recent edition of the Games, there may also be surprises. He reached the semifinals, despite being ranked 59th in the world prior to Tokyo 2020, and demonstrated that hierarchy does not matter at the most important sporting event in the world.
Carolina Marin, a Rio 2016 gold medalist, will try to win a second Olympic title in the women’s singles competition. In 2022, the Spanish shuttler won her sixth European title, but she was unable to advance past the quarterfinals of the World Championships that same year. At the Worlds, Yamaguchi Akane of Japan defeated CHEN Yufei of the People’s Republic of China, the defending Olympic champion, to take home the gold medal.
After earning silver at Tokyo 2020, the Chinese women’s doubles team of CHEN Quingchen and JIA Yifan won gold at the World Championships 2022. They, along with the Republic of Korea’s KIM So-yeong and KONG Hee-yong, who finished second at the World Championships, will undoubtedly be among the favorites for Paris 2024.
How do you qualify for the Olympic 2024 badminton?
In the doubles tournaments (men's, women's, and mixed), a total of sixteen pairs will be produced through the qualification pathway for Paris 2024, with thirty-eight (38) players in the singles tournament based on the following criteria: Singles: Ranking 1-16
How to qualify for Olympics in India 2024?
In the following track and field events (a maximum of 3 athletes each), Indian athletes have achieved the qualification requirements for Paris 2024, either through their direct qualifying mark (or time for track and road races) or via world ranking:
What is the qualification pathway to Paris 2024?
With 50% of qualification spots based on achieving the entry threshold for an event within the qualification period, and the other 50% based on World Athletics Ranking within the ranking period, athletes will be able to qualify in two ways for the Paris 2024 Games.
How does badminton Olympic qualifying work?
If a player is ranked 250 or above (ranked between 1-250) in the BWF Race to Paris Ranking list on April 30, 2024, there will be at least two athletes from each of the five BWF Continental Confederations (Continental Representation Places).
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