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BWF Hall of Fame Inductees 2021

Olympic gold medallists Zhang Ning, Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng have been inducted into the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Hall of Fame. The trio from China will be officially recognised at a virtual ceremony and media event hosted by BWF on Wednesday 16 June 2021.

Zhang, Cai and Fu were key figures in China’s formidable dominance of Major Championships during the 2000s and early 2010s, and demonstrated tremendous skill, talent, sportsmanship and longevity.

BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer lauded their stellar achievements during their careers and labelled them as instrumental figures in the history of the sport.

“Zhang Ning, Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng are iconic figures from recent years,” said Høyer.

“They played at an incredibly high level, which helped them win every major title in badminton. Most importantly, the standards they set will always be a challenge for younger generations of players who seek to emulate them.

“I congratulate them on entering the BWF Hall of Fame, which is a well-deserved recognition for these three great players from China.”

BWF Hall of Fame Inductees 2021

Zhang Ning

As ‘Big Sister’ of the Chinese team, and in her early 30s, Zhang Ning overcame immense home pressure at the Beijing 2008 Olympics to defend her Athens 2004 gold medal, becoming the only women’s singles player to do so. A brilliant all-round player, she was victorious at nearly every major event on the circuit including the BWF World Championships in 2003, and guided China to team triumphs at the Uber Cup (2004, 2006) and Sudirman Cup (2005, 2007).

Cai Yun

Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng achieved unprecedented success becoming the only men’s doubles pair to win four BWF World Championships. With his front-court play ably assisting the powerful Fu, Cai piloted the pair to Olympic silver at Beijing 2008 and gold at London 2012, as well as Asian Games team gold in 2006 and 2010. They also contributed a major part to China’s dominance over a decade in the Thomas Cup and Sudirman Cup competitions.

Fu Haifeng

The left-handed Fu Haifeng was noted for his immense power, which combined with the craftiness of Cai Yun, helped the duo win an unprecedented four World Championships, plus Olympic gold (2012), Olympic silver (2008), and two Asian Games team gold. Following Cai’s retirement, Fu then partnered Zhang Nan to claim a second successive Olympic gold at Rio 2016. As with Zhang and Cai, Fu was the backbone of the China team at major team events for over a decade.

Click Here for the BWF Hall of Fame Honour Roll

The players will be recognised at a virtual ceremony and media event starting 2pm on Wednesday 16 June 2021.

Injured Olympic Champion Marin to Miss Tokyo 2020

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Injured Olympic Champion Marin to Miss Tokyo 2020

Reigning women’s singles gold medallist Carolina Marin will not defend her title at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in July.

The Spaniard, who defeated India’s Pusarla V. Sindhu in Rio four years ago to become the first European woman to win Olympic gold in badminton, confirmed the news in a post on her social media accounts.

Marin suffered a similar injury on her right knee during the Indonesia Masters 2019 final but made full recovery within eight months. She has won six HSBC BWF World Tour titles since her comeback.

We wish Marin a speedy recovery.

Updates on Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualifying

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Updates on Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualifying

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) can confirm no further tournaments will be played inside the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualifying window.

As such, while the qualification period officially closes 15 June 2021 as per the Revised Tokyo 2020 Qualification System, the current Race To Tokyo rankings list will not change.

Invitations will be sent shortly with final participation lists and seedings to be published at the conclusion of this process.

Race To Tokyo Rankings

BWF Secretary General Thomas Lund said: “The Olympic qualification process is in effect closed as there are no additional opportunities for players to earn points.

“However, we still need to receive confirmations from National Olympic Committees and Member Associations, followed by any possible reallocations, and this will take a number of weeks to complete.”

The deadline for Tokyo 2020 Sport Entries is 5 July 2021.

Number of Athletes per Event

Click here for the Revised Tokyo 2020 Qualification System that was published on 25 February 2021.

纪念户外羽球运动两周年

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纪念户外羽球运动两周年

两年前的今天,一对老对手在广州天河体育馆外久别重逢。

世界羽联主席拉尔森和中国残疾人羽毛球队主教练董炯在广州天河体育馆外重逢了,他们上一次碰面是在1996年亚特兰大奥运会的决赛上。两年前的今天他们因为世界羽联和汇丰银行共同推出的户外羽球运动而再次隔网而立。

Launch of the AirShuttle: (from left) Director General, Guangzhou Sports Bureau, Luo Jingjun; Secretary General, Chinese Badminton Association, Wang Wei , BWF President, Poul-Erik Høyer, Global Head of Brand Partnerships, HSBC, Jonathan Castleman, BWF Council Member and Chair of the Development and Sport for All Committee.

之后的两年时间里,户外羽球运动开始在世界范围内产生影响,我们可以世界各地看到它的存在。尽管自2020年初以来,全世界都在和新冠疫情战斗,但户外羽球的发展势头依然备受瞩目。

户外羽球的故事要追溯到七年前,当时新加坡南洋理工大学在世界羽联的建议下开始研发适合在户外击打的羽毛球。户外羽毛球最大的挑战是需要有更高的风阻力,同时还需要与常规羽毛球拍兼容。一切准备就绪后,户外羽毛球就开始在天空中翱翔了。以下是户外羽球运动这两年所举行的活动:

户外羽球的首次启航

2019年5月13日,世界羽联和汇丰银行在广州天河体育馆举行了全新户外型运动 — 户外羽毛球的启动仪式。

参加启动仪式的知名球员有:董炯、卢兰、杨维、陈金

日落库奥皮奥节,芬兰

AirBadminton at the Sunsets Kuopio festival.

日落库奥皮奥节是芬兰规模最大的户外运动赛事,2019年八月初芬兰羽毛球协会和萨文苏尔卡俱乐部合作举办了首届户外羽毛球锦标赛。

来自芬兰不同城市的六十多名球员参加了为期三天的比赛,共举行了一百零八场比赛。包括男子单打、女子单打、男女子双打、混合双打和全新的三人双打比赛。

户外羽球展览会: 迪拜, 马来西亚, 新加坡

Youngsters try their hand at AirBadminton in Kuala Lumpur.

2019年十月,作为2019年迪拜国际挑战赛的一部分,迪拜体育委员会在当地举办了首届户外羽球锦标赛。

同月,马来西亚羽毛球协会与“马来西亚国家体育月”联合举办了户外羽球的展览会。

2019年十一月二十三日,户外羽球在新加坡羽毛球节上首次亮相。几名国家队队员进行了友谊赛。

户外羽毛球社区活动

作为社区拓展项目的一部分,世界羽联与汇丰银行于2019年十二月一日在广州天河体育馆共同启动了户外羽毛球社区项目。同一时间户外羽球球场与汇丰世界羽联巡回赛总决赛在广州天河体育馆一齐亮相。

世界羽联还与广州体育局合作举办了首届户外羽球大使活动,在为期一天的培训中,世界羽联的工作人员对当地的五十名球员进行了比赛规则的培训。参加培训的球员在随后被认可为持证的户外羽球大使。

大规模生产户外羽毛球

世界羽联和生产公司达成协议,确认了户外羽毛球的制造工艺并决定继续开发该产品帮其进一步提高稳定性和耐用性。在户外羽球运动启动的第一年,其产品的大规模生产就开始了。

沙滩运动周, 迪拜

AirBadminton was a hit at the Beach Sports Week in Dubai.

户外羽球在2020年八月初出现在了在迪拜著名的沙滩运动周上。

阿联酋户外羽球锦标赛向所有羽毛球球员开放,在男子单打、女子单打、男女双打和混合双打五个项目中,共有十六名女球员和四十名男球员参赛。

广州体育节

2020年八月八日,户外羽球在广州体育节和全民健身日上亮相。户外羽球活动希望促进广州当地羽毛球社区的普及程度与群众水平。

五十名合格的户外羽球大使中,大约有十五人在活动中向羽毛球爱好者讲解比赛规则和场地布局。

户外羽球亮相非洲

Players at the Africa launch of AirBadminton.

在世界各地接连亮相后,户外羽球于2020年十二月十五日在毛里求斯大学举行了一场友谊团体赛,并成功在非洲亮相。

该赛事由非洲羽毛球协会、毛里求斯羽毛球协会和毛里求斯大学联合举办。共有六支球队参赛,其中有几名国家队的球员。

一天前,非洲羽毛球协会组织了一场户外羽球的裁判员课程,有二十五名国家级裁判员参加。

户外羽球在突尼斯上空翱翔

Tunisia launched AirBadminton at the picturesque Ong El Jamel in Tozeur City.

2021年三月十七日户外羽球在突尼斯托泽尔市亮相,并举行了研讨会和锦标赛。

突尼斯羽毛球协会在《星球大战》拍摄地Ong El Jamel举行了户外羽球锦标赛,共有十八名男球员和六名女球员参加。

托泽尔市的旅游官员、媒体以及当地的体育官员们都积极参与了研讨会和锦标赛。锦标赛分为男女子双打和三打,比赛为三局十一分制。

户外羽毛球在泛美地区亮相

2021年四月,泛美羽毛球协会与危地马拉羽毛球协会联合,在泛美锦标赛上举办了一场户外羽毛球展览会,危地马拉青年队以及残疾人球员都参加了这次活动。

这是一次很好的展示机会,羽毛球作为一项包容性的运动把大家团结在一起,并提高了整个国家的户外运动意识。

总结

目前已有一百三十多个国家参与了户外羽毛球的活动,总共使用了九十多万个户外羽毛球。

随着新冠疫情在世界各地蔓延,限制了室内运动的范围。户外羽球开始被视为一种理想的户外运动。这两年来,户外羽球确实取得了不错的成绩。

YONEX-SUNRISE India Open 2021 Postponed

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YONEX-SUNRISE India Open 2021 Postponed

Tournament organisers Badminton Association of India (BAI) have postponed the YONEX-SUNRISE India Open 2021 scheduled for 11-16 May 2021.

The decision was made in consultation and collaboration with local health authorities in Delhi and the Badminton World Federation.

All attempts were made by organisers to conduct a safe tournament environment for all participants, but the recent spike in COVID-19 cases and gravity of the situation in Delhi left BAI no choice but to postpone the tournament.

The YONEX-SUNRISE India Open 2021 is a Super 500 tournament on the HSBC BWF World Tour and was an Olympic qualifying tournament.

BWF can confirm the rescheduled tournament will no longer take place in Olympic qualifying window. New dates have not been confirmed.

BWF Statement on Withdrawal of Turkish and Indonesian Players

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BWF Statement on Withdrawal of Turkish and Indonesian Players

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) and Badminton England can confirm one more player – Turkey’s Neslihan Yigit – has been withdrawn from the YONEX All England Open 2021. Yigit was on the same inbound flight from Turkey to UK as the Indonesian team.

Indonesian Team Withdrawn from YONEX All England Open 2021

The UK Government’s National Health Service (NHS) Test and Trace service did also communicate notice of the required self-isolation to Yigit, with BWF and Badminton England receiving confirmation early Thursday morning GMT.

Neslihan Yigit of Turkey.

Both BWF and Badminton England would like to clarify that the decision to enforce Indonesian team players and entourage, and now Yigit, to self-isolate for 10 days was made independently by the NHS Test and Trace service.

This action is in accordance with the UK Government COVID-19 protocols and requirements as per its national legislation, and separate to any guidelines set by BWF and Badminton England in the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in place for the YONEX All England Open 2021.

Subsequently, BWF and Badminton England had no other option but to follow the NHS directive and withdraw the participants from the tournament.

Read BWF Statement in Bahasa Indonesia

This is a very unfortunate circumstance and something BWF and Badminton England did not wish for the Indonesian team and Yigit from Turkey. We can confirm impassioned attempts were made by Badminton England to gain exemption for the players and Indonesian team members, and to explore alternative options to guarantee their participation. However, the UK Government’s legislation is in place to, first and foremost, protect the British public against COVID-19 and their decision was final and non-negotiable.

BWF and Badminton England are in contact with the those impacted and are committed to supporting all individuals right through their self-isolation period. We also share the frustration felt by the players, as well as the many Indonesian supporters around the world. We sympathise greatly with what has happened and apologise for the inconvenience caused to the Indonesian players and team entourage, and Yigit from Turkey. We assure you we are doing the best we can within our powers, including to continue to provide a safe environment for all participants.

Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo in their first round match in Birmingham before they were asked to self-isolate.

Unfortunately, BWF and Badminton England cannot operate outside the protocols and operating procedures determined by the local government health authority in command.

While it is with regret that the Indonesian players and Yigit will not be able to compete in the current or next round of the tournament, we can confirm that the championships will continue with Day 2 action commencing 9am GMT.

Indonesian Team Withdrawn from YONEX All England Open 2021

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Indonesian Team Withdrawn from YONEX All England Open 2021

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) and Badminton England can confirm that a number of players and team members from the Indonesian team have been contacted by the UK Government’s National Health Service (NHS) Test and Trace service and are required to self-isolate with immediate effect. In accordance with UK Government requirements, the entire team will self-isolate for 10 days from the date of their inbound flight after a person travelling onboard tested positive for COVID-19.

All Indonesian players will not be able to compete in the current or next round of the tournament and have therefore been withdrawn from the YONEX All England Open 2021.

While we regret this unfortunate consequence, BWF and Badminton England will continue to follow all protocols required by the UK Government and the local health authorities to ensure the safety of all participants.

All results to date will stand and the draw will remain unchanged. All scheduled opponents in the next round will be given a walkover.

 

Changes to HSBC BWF World Tour 2021 Tournament Calendar

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Changes to HSBC BWF World Tour 2021 Tournament Calendar

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) can announce changes to the HSBC BWF World Tour 2021 tournament calendar.

  • 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 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 decisions in consultation and collaboration with the BWF.

Both cited ongoing COVID-19 complications and wished for the tournaments to be delayed.

In securing new dates for the CELCOM AXIATA Malaysia Open and Singapore Open, BWF confirms the Indonesia Masters 2021 and Indonesia Open 2021 have been postponed also.

Replacement dates for those tournaments will be announced in due course.

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.

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.

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).

Click here for the revised tournament calendar

世界羽联解冻世界排名

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世界羽联解冻世界排名

2020汇丰世界羽联世界巡回赛总决赛之后,世界羽联世界排名重新解冻。

中国台北组合李洋/王齐麟在曼谷收获三连冠,在男双项目中,两人上升到了世界第四位,王子维在男单项目中首次进入前十名,上升四个名次来到世界第九。

马来西亚女双组合邹美君/李明艳的排名也有提升,进入世界前十名。

在男、女单打项目中,桃田贤斗和戴资颖仍然是世界第一,而马库斯·费尔南迪·吉迪恩/凯文·桑贾亚·苏卡穆约、福岛由纪/广田彩花和郑思维/黄雅琼在双打项目中仍然保持第一。

世界羽联于2020年3月31日冻结排名,以应对COVID-19疫情对羽坛赛事造成的中断情况。

男单项目 (完整排名点击此处查看)

1 桃田贤斗 (日本)
2 维克多·阿克塞尔森(丹麦)
3 安德斯·安东森 (丹麦)
4 周天成 (中国台北)
5 安东尼·西尼苏卡·金廷 (印度尼西亚)
6 谌龙 (中国)
7 乔纳坦·克里斯蒂 (印度尼西亚)
8 伍家朗 (中国香港)
9 王子维(中国台北)
10 石宇奇(中国)

女单项目 (完整排名点击此处查看)

1 戴资颖 (中国台北)
2 陈雨菲(中国)
3 卡罗莱纳·马林(西班牙)
4 奥原希望 (日本)
5 山口茜(日本)
6 拉差诺·因达农 (泰国)
7 普萨拉·辛德胡 (印度)
8 安洗莹(韩国)
9 何冰娇(中国)
10 李文珊(加拿大)

男双项目 (完整排名点击此处查看)

1 吉迪恩·苏卡穆约 (印度尼西亚)
2 阿山/塞蒂亚万(印度尼西亚)
3 李洋/王齐麟 (中国台北)
4 李俊慧/刘雨辰 (中国)
5 嘉村健士/园田启悟 (日本)
6 渡边勇大/远藤大由 (日本)
7 阿尔菲/阿迪安托安 (印度尼西亚)
8 催率圭/徐承宰 (韩国)
9 谢定峰/苏伟译 (马来西亚)
10 兰基雷迪/谢蒂(印度)

女双项目 (完整排名点击此处查看)

1 福岛由纪/广田彩花(日本)
2 陈清晨/贾一凡 (中国)
3 松本麻佑/永原和可那 (日本)
4 李绍希/申昇瓒 (韩国)
5 金昭映/孔熙容(韩国)
6 波莉/拉哈尤 (印度尼西亚)
7 杜玥/李茵晖 (中国)
8 基蒂塔拉库尔/巴宗哉(泰国)
9 张艺娜/金慧麟 (韩国)
10 邹美君/李明艳 (马来西亚)

混双项目 (完整排名点击此处查看)

1 郑思维/黄雅琼 (中国)
2 德差波/沙西丽 (泰国)
3 王懿律/黄东萍 (中国)
4 乔丹/梅拉蒂 (印度尼西亚)
5 徐承宰/蔡侑玎 (韩国)
6 渡边勇大/东野有纱(日本)
7 陈炳顺/吴柳莹 (马来西亚)
8 费萨尔/维德佳佳 (印度尼西亚)
9 埃利斯/史密斯 (英格兰)
10 吴顺发/赖洁敏(马来西亚)

 

BWF Unfreezes World Rankings

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BWF Unfreezes World Rankings

The BWF World Rankings have been unfrozen following the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2020.

Chinese Taipei provides two of the biggest movers with three-peat champions in Bangkok, Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin, rising four places up to No.3 in men’s doubles and Wang Tzu Wei inside the Top 10 in men’s singles for the first time, up four places to No.9 in the world.

Malaysia’s women’s doubles pair Chow Mei Kuan/Lee Meng Yean also rose for place to  debut inside the world’s top 10.

Kento Momota and Tai Tzu Ying remain world No.1s in men’s and women’s singles respectively, while Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota, and Zheng Si Wei/Huang Ya Qiong still lead the way in the doubles categories.

BWF froze the rankings lists on 31 March 2020 in response to disruptions caused by COVID-19.

Men’s Singles (full rankings)

1 Kento Momota (Japan)
2 Viktor Axelsen (Denmark)
3 Anders Antonsen (Denmark)
4 Chou Tien Chen (Chinese Taipei)
5 Anthony Sinisuka Ginting (Indonesia)
6 Chen Long (China)
7 Jonatan Christie (Indonesia)
8 Ng Ka Long Angus (Hong Kong China)
9 Wang Tzu Wei (Chinese Taipei)
10 Shi Yu Qi (China)

Women’s Singles (full rankings)

1 Tai Tzu Ying (Chinese Taipei)
2 Chen Yu Fei (China)
3 Carolina Marin (Spain)
4 Nozomi Okuhara (Japan)
5 Akane Yamaguchi (Japan)
6 Ratchanok Intanon (Thailand)
7 Pusarla V. Sindhu (India)
8 An Se Young (Korea)
9 He Bing Jiao (China)
10 Michelle Li (Canada)

Men’s Doubles (full rankings)

1 Gideon/Sukamuljo (Indonesia)
2 Ahsan/Setiawan (Indonesia)
3 Lee/Wang (Chinese Taipei)
4 Li/Liu (China)
5 Kamura/Sonoda (Japan)
6 Endo/Watanabe (Japan)
7 Alfian/Ardianto (Indonesia)
8 Choi/Seo (Korea)
9 Chia/Soh (Malaysia)
10 Rankireddy/Chetty (India)

Women’s Doubles (full rankings)

1 Fukushima/Hirota (Japan)
2 Chen/Jia (China)
3 Matsumoto/Nagahara (Japan)
4 Lee/Shin (Korea)
5 Kim/Kong (Korea)
6 Polii/Rahayu (Indonesia)
7 Du/Li (China)
8 Kititharakul/Prajongjai (Thailand)
9 Chang/Kim (Korea)
10 Chow/Lei (Malaysia)

Mixed Doubles (full rankings)

1 Zheng/Huang (China)
2 Puavaranukroh/Taerattanachai (Thailand)
3 Wang/Huang (China)
4 Jordan/Oktavianti (Indonesia)
5 Seo/Chae (Korea)
6 Watanabe/Higashino (Japan)
7 Chan/Goh (Malaysia)
8 Faizal/Widjaja (Indonesia)
9 Ellis/Smith (England)
10 Goh/Lai (Malaysia)

 

汇丰羽联总决赛:斯里坎特的困境

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汇丰羽联总决赛:斯里坎特的困境

2017年是斯里坎特表现最好的一年,他在闯进五站巡回赛决赛,获得了4个冠军。他有一种快速获胜的能力,但即使比赛进行到第三局,他也善于强势地完成比赛。那一年,他赢了12场,输了15场比赛中的3场。

从那以后,印度人再也没有经历过这样的一年。事实上,在过去几年里,他的成绩有所下降,他的排名从2018年4月的第一下滑至现在的第14位。

斯里坎特正在反思他在2020汇丰世界羽联世界巡回赛总决赛的第二次三局失利,努力思考是什么造成了如今这个局面。

“我必须想办法反思如何终结这些比赛,”他说,他指的是竞争激烈的比赛,机会转瞬即逝。最优秀的球员有一种感知和转换这些机会的方法,即使在长期平局的遭遇战中面对顽强的对手,他们的胜利也远多于失败。斯里坎特现在正试图解释到底是什么让他感到困惑。

在揭幕战中,他差点就击败了安东森,在17-16领先之后,主动权又来到了安东森手上。这原本对他来说将是一场巨大的胜利,因为自2019年3月击败乔纳坦以来,他还没有打败过排名前十的球员。

今天也一样,他觉得自己在第三局对上王子维时掌控了局面,但是王子维以21-19拿下了胜利。

是因为缺少对前10名球员的比赛吗?还是他说他在比赛后期状态不佳容易失误?

“我认为这是关于比赛训练,持续与顶级球员对抗。我们已经有一年没有打过球了,在那之前我也没有连续和前八打过比赛。昨天我觉得我就要成功了。昨天我和对手打到了16平,就差几分就能获胜。在16平之后,我们要保持稳定,你不能犯错。今天我在15平之后连续输了三分,昨天同样的事情发生了。”

他猜测,这可能是信心的问题。“是的,这是一个与顶级球员比赛的问题。我也觉得我想通了,明天我看看能不能摆脱这个困境。”

值得赞扬的是,斯里坎特的水平与他2017年的水平并没有太大的差距。快速的突击,尖锐的落点和精确的打击,能够迅速结束一局比赛,所有这些都是可见的。但他耸耸肩,对自己进行了严厉的评价:“我打得很好,但打得好真的不能给你任何东西——你必须赢得比赛。一段时间的状态好并不能说明什么,我们应该整场比赛都保持专注。”

HSBC BWF World Tour Finals Qualifiers Announced

Announcement

HSBC BWF World Tour Finals Qualifiers Announced

Badminton World Federation (BWF) has confirmed the qualifiers for the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals to take place 27-31 January in Bangkok, Thailand.

The top eight players and pairs for each category in the HSBC BWF Road to Bangkok Rankings have been invited.

Only a maximum of two (2) players or pairs per Member Association are permitted to participate.

**Qualifiers 1-4 in each category are seeded**

Men’s Singles

Ranking Player Country Points Tournaments Played Qualifying Position
1 Viktor Axelsen Denmark 57220 6 1
2 Anders Antonsen Denmark 40820 6 2
3 Chou Tien Chen Chinese Taipei 40520 6 3
4 Rasmus Gemke Denmark 37020 7 Not Eligible
5 Wang Tzu Wei Chinese Taipei 35240 8 4
6 Ng Ka Long Angus Hong Kong China 35020 6 5
7 Kidambi Srikanth India 31360 9 6
8 Lee Zii Jia Malaysia 29390 6 7
9 Anthony Sinisuka Ginting Indonesia 27620 5 8

 

Women’s Singles

Ranking Player Country Points Tournaments Played Qualifying Position
1 Carolina Marin Spain 73820 9 1
2 Tai Tzu Ying Chinese Taipei 40200 4 2
3 Ratchanok Intanon Thailand 38250 6 3
4 An Se Young Korea 37140 7 4
5 Pornpawee Chochuwong Thailand 33860 8 5
6 Michelle Li Canada 28940 5 6
7 Nozomi Okuhara Japan 28040 4 Not Eligible
8 Busanan Ongbamrungphan Thailand 27870 7 Not Eligible
9 Evgeniya Kosetskaya Russia 26750 9 7
10 Pusarla V. Sindhu India 24840 5 8

 

Men’s Doubles

Ranking Pair Country Points Tournaments Played Qualifying Position
1 Lee/Wang Chinese Taipei 51180 7 1
2 Chia/Soh Malaysia 36390 7 2
3 Ahsan/Setiawan Indonesia 35820 5 3
4 Ong/Teo Malaysia 35080 6 4
5 Ivanov/Sozonov Russia 33710 8 5
6 Ellis/Langridge England 33270 6 6
7 Lane/Vendy England 32040 8 7
8 Choi/Seo Korea 29640 7 8

 

Women’s Doubles

Ranking Pair Country Points Tournaments Played Qualifying Position
1 Polii/Rahayu Indonesia 46020 6 1
2 Kim/Kong Korea 43360 6 2
3 Lee/Shin Korea 40930 6 3
4 Chang/Kim Korea 37130 7 Not Eligible
5 Birch/Smith England 34170 8 4
6 Kititharakul/Prajongjai Thailand 33690 7 5
7 Fukushima/Hirota Japan 30200 4 Not Eligible
8 Efler/Herttrich Germany 29980 9 6
9 Chow/Lee Malaysia 29340 7 7
10 Hoo/Yap Malaysia 26160 7 8

 

Mixed Doubles

Ranking Pair Country Points Tournaments Played Qualifying Position
1 Ellis/Smith England 46100 8 1
2 Lamsfuss/Herttrich Germany 42040 9 2
3 Puavaranukroh/Taerattanachai Thailand 41400 5 3
4 Gicquel/Delrue France 38870 7 4
5 Jordan/Oktavianti Indonesia 32460 5 5
6 Seo/Chae Korea 31440 5 6
7 Faizal/Widjaja Indonesia 30790 6 7
8 Goh/Lai Malaysia 29990 7 8

 

It was mandatory for players to enter both the YONEX Thailand Open and TOYOTA Thailand Open in order to be eligible to qualify for the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals.

The HSBC BWF World Tour Finals in Bangkok concludes the 2020 World Tour season. The qualifying tournaments were:

  • ECOGREEN Syed Modi International Badminton Championships 2019
  • PERODUA Malaysia Masters 2020
  • DAIHATSU Indonesia Masters 2020
  • Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters 2020
  • Barcelona Spain Masters 2020
  • YONEX All England Open 2020
  • DANISA Denmark Open 2020
  • YONEX Thailand Open 2021
  • TOYOTA Thailand Open 2021

The draw for the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals is scheduled for 10am Bangkok time on Tuesday 26 January 2021. It will be LIVE STREAMED on BWF Facebook and YouTube channels.

If you haven’t already, please register for the BWF Digital Media Hub to access content for the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals, including the draw.

BWF Statement on Kidambi Srikanth

Announcement

BWF Statement on Kidambi Srikanth

Badminton World Federation (BWF) can provide an explanation on the incident involving India player Kidambi Srikanth at the YONEX Thailand Open, part of the Asian Leg of the HSBC BWF World Tour.

On Tuesday, the player indicated he suffered a nose bleed following a mandatory PCR test. A doctor from COVID-19 testing team located at the hotel attended to Kidambi shortly after.

Badminton Association of Thailand (BAT) issued this statement:

The athlete had been swabbed three times earlier with the most recent one possibly causing irritation and fragility of the capillaries.

Therefore, when the swab was repeated on Tuesday, and factoring in the athlete’s tense nature, the position of the stick in the nasal passage was misaligned, which caused the slight bleeding noticed from the tip of the swab.

The COVID-19 staff member did not notice any bleeding from the athlete’s nose and there was no complaint from Kidambi at that point.

After about three to five minutes, another athlete from the India team reported that Kidambi had a nosebleed.

It is not known whether the athlete had blown his nose or stuck tissue up his nostrils which could have caused more blood vessels to rupture.

Badminton Association of Thailand, Thonburi Healthcare Group and the Ministry of Public Health have a strict COVID-19 prevention policy to do the nasal passage swab as often as every three to four days for early detection to reassure the athletes and their entourage to stay COVID-19 free throughout the tournament.

BWF continues to work with BAT and the Thai health authorities to ensure the safest and most comfortable conditions for all players and participants.

Third Round of Testing Returns One Positive Test

Announcement

Third Round of Testing Returns One Positive Test

BWF can confirm four players tested positive for COVID-19 in Bangkok, Thailand today after the third round of mandatory testing was conducted on Monday 11 January, 2021.

BWF was informed this morning hours before the start of the YONEX Thailand Open – the first tournament of the Asian Leg of HSBC BWF World Tour.

The four players included two from India, one from Germany, and one from Egypt.

Upon retesting the same specimens, one player from India, and both players from Germany and Egypt were found to be negative.

These three players will be tested again today.

One Indian player remains positive and is in isolation for a minimum of 10 days at the hospital. That person will be tested again today also. The match involving this player was declared a walkover.

Today’s match featuring the roommate of this player has also been declared a walkover. That player is in self-quarantine and also subject to another test today.

BWF and Badminton Association of Thailand will continue to follow all protocols outlined by the local health authorities to ensure the safety of all other participants.

The entire Indian team has been categorised high risk by Thai health authorities and all players and team entourage are currently self-quarantining in their rooms at the hotel and will be subject to a PCR test today.

Each individual is subject to daily testing until further notice from the Department of Disease Control, but players can continue to play upon producing a negative result.

India players scheduled to play today will be allowed to come to the venue. No coaches, managers or other personnel from Team India are allowed.

More information to follow.

Confirmed Walkover Matches

(MAS) Selvaduray Kisona vs Saina Nehwal (IND)

(IND) Kashyap Parupalli vs Jason Anthony Ho-Shue (CAN)