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Axelsen taking home Bronze at the last Olympics (Rio 2016) (Photo: Badminton Photo)
The race for Tokyo 2020 begins
Date: 4/29/2019 5:51 PM
Published by : Alan Raftery
Today marks a very important day for the world’s top Badminton players. They will all be hoping to book a spot on the plane heading to the biggest Badminton tournament, the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. 

How do they get there? The qualification period begins today, and will last a year. After this busy period, 172 places will be allocated amongst the players. So the emotions will be heightened and the heat turned-up for players fighting for every last point up for grabs. Will we lose any high profile players, maybe a few surprise names? But one thing is for sure we will be watching the exciting proceedings closely.
  
The numbers
As mentioned, 172 places are allocated. However, only 164 of these (82 each for men and women) will be decided through qualification. 8 places within singles will be invitational places (6) and for the hosts (2), equally split between Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles. 

The initial number of athletes has been set at 38 for each of the singles categories and 32 (16 pairs) in each of the doubles categories.

Qualification Timeline

29 April 2019 to 26 April 2020 – Ranking Period for the World Ranking Lists

28 April 2020 – World Ranking Lists published

6 May 2020 – Deadline for the Host Country to confirm in writing Host Country Places to BWF

7 May 2020 – BWF to inform NOCs/NFs of their allocated quota places

21 May 2020 – NOCs to confirm in writing the use of allocated quota places to BWF

By 6 July 2020 – BWF to reallocate all unused quota places

6 July 2020 – Tokyo 2020 Sport Entries deadline

24 July – 9 August 2020 – Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

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