PARIS 2024 OLYMPIC GAMES QUALIFIERS FINALISED

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A total of 173 athletes are set to compete in the badminton competition at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

This includes 166 regular quota places (83 men and 83 women), three universality places from the IOC Tripartite Commission (two men and one woman), plus an additional place for IOC Refugee Olympic Team athlete Dorsa Yavarivafa, whose participation was confirmed earlier this month in a special announcement by the IOC.

As there are no host quota places at these Olympic Games as French athletes have qualified by ranking, these places (one male and one female) have been reallocated to the next eligible athletes. Only one of the two universality positions for women’s singles was allocated, with the other position also going back to the reallocation pot.

Spain’s Pablo Abian and Guatemala’s Kevin Cordon [re-live his Tokyo 2020 dream] have qualified for a record-equalling fifth Olympics, joining Poland’s Robert Mateusiak and Boonsak Ponsana in this exclusive club.

Ratchanok Intanon (Thailand), Michelle Li (Canada), Tai Tzu Ying (Chinese Taipei), Lianne Tan (Belgium), Tse Ying Suet (Hong Kong China), and Misha Zilberman (Israel) will all appear at their fourth Games.

El Salvador, Kazakhstan, and Nepal are represented in badminton for the first time thanks to the qualification of Uriel Francisco Canjura ArtigaDmitriy Panarin and Prince Dahal, all in men’s singles.

Apart from the retired Wang Yi Lyu (mixed doubles) and Greysia Polii (women’s doubles), all other defending champions from Tokyo 2020 have qualified: Viktor Axelsen (Denmark), Chen Yu Fei (China) and Lee Yang/Wang Chi-Lin (Chinese Taipei).

Wang Yi Lyu’s partner Huang Dong Ping (China) returns having finished second in the Race to Paris rankings with new partner Feng Yan Zhe, while Polii’s partner Apriyani Rahayu this time qualified with Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti (Indonesia).

Follow your #SuperSmashSquad heroes on their epic #RoadToParis journey.

Credit: BWF

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