The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Friday announced that the Olympic qualification period has been extended till June 15.
The decision came following the postponement of the Malaysia Open Super 750 and Singapore Open Super 500 tournaments, both of which were listed as part of the qualification cycles.
“The Olympic Qualifying period for the Race to Tokyo will now close on June 1, 2021, with the last tournament counting for qualification being the Singapore Open 2021. BWF is working with the IOC to update the Tokyo 2020 qualification system whereby the final updated regulation will be shared once ready following formal approval by IOC (International Olympic Committee),” said the BWF in its statement.
“Preparations for upcoming HSBC BWF World Tour tournaments continue as international badminton is set to resume with the YONEX Swiss Open 2021 (2-7 March) and YONEX All England Open 2021 (17-21 March),” it further said.
Significantly, the Tokyo Olympics is scheduled to be held between July 23 and August 8, 2020.