Indonesian Olympic News Update 12 Apr 2021
With two months left before the end of the Olympic qualification, the Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) focuses on securing all Tokyo Games' possible spots.
According to the current Badminton World Federation's Race to Tokyo rankings, Indonesia has secured two berths each in men's singles and doubles, one berth in women's doubles, and one berth in mixed doubles.
The association's head of performance development, Riony Mainaky, said Indonesia had a chance to add more pair in mixed doubles as there are still time to get more points.
"Gloria and Hafiz's position is not secured yet. Currently, they're in eighth place in the Race to Tokyo rankings, and they need to get more points to qualify to Tokyo," Riony said, referring to Hafiz Faizal and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja pair.
The Tokyo Games qualification's deadline is on June 13, and there are still three tournaments that provide Olympic qualification points - Yonex-Sunrise India Open 2021, Celcom-Axiata Malaysian Open 2021, both events in May, and Singapore Open 2021 in June.
"Gloria and Hafiz must work hard to get points in India, and there's no room for mistake. They have to focus on getting a good result," Riony said.
The total quota for badminton has been set at 172 places, and the maximum number of athletes per NOC is eight men and eight women.
There are two quota places for each NOC in singles if both are ranked in the top 16 according to the Race to Tokyo lists of Jun 15, 2021. There are two quota places per NOC in doubles if the pairs are ranked within the top eight.
Once the extended qualification process ends on June 13, BWF will publish the Race to Tokyo rankings on June 15..