Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Qualification

Further to our update on Wednesday 19 February (linked here), BWF confirms that the IOC has approved the changes to the Tokyo 2020 Revised Qualification System.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualification System

  1. Section  Qualification Regulations for Tokyo 2020 – Revised 25 Feb 2021
  2. Section Regulations for Badminton Competition Tokyo 2020 – Revised 25 Feb 2021


The revised documents haver been uploaded onto the Statues page of the BWF website (linked here).

As stated in our Memo of 19 February, the Singapore Open 2021 (01 – 06 June) is the last qualification tournament for Tokyo 2020 and the Ranking List of Tuesday 15 June 2021 will be used for qualification.

The revised Qualification Regulations for Tokyo 2020 state:

To be eligible to participate in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, all athletes (including athletes receiving Tripartite Commission Invitation Places) must have played in a minimum of three (3) tournaments in their respective event counting towards the World Ranking Lists during the Olympic qualifying periods (29 April 2019-15 March 2020 & 4 January 2021-13 June 2021) and be registered in the Race to Tokyo Ranking Lists of 15 June 2021.


Please contact Chris Trenholme [email protected] BWF Senior Technical Events Manager, if you have any questions related to the enclosed.