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Badminton tournaments that are part of Paris 2024 Olympics qualification

Published at :February 9, 2024 at 4:56 PM
Modified at :February 9, 2024 at 7:38 PM
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Ankhi Dutta


Paris Olympics qualification to end on 28th April 2024.

At the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympic Games: Badminton will offer a total of 172 quota places, evenly split between men and women, mirroring the quota system of the Tokyo 2020. Of these, 83 quota places per gender will be earned through direct qualification, with a spot reserved for the host country and two for the universal places.

There is a maximum limit of eight athletes per gender from the same National Olympic Committee (NOC) allowed to participate. Unlike some sports that assign spots to individual athletes, Badminton allocates all quota places to NOCs.

In the singles events, NOCs having two or more athletes ranked between 1 and 16 in the “Paris Ranking Lists” will secure two quota places. Otherwise, one quota place per NOC is allowed. Similarly, in the doubles events, NOCs with two or more pairs ranked between 1 and 8 will receive two quota places (for four athletes), while others secure one quota place per NOC.

Qualification pathway for singles events

The BWF “Race to Paris Ranking List” will serve as the pathway for 70 athletes, 35 in men’s singles and 35 in women’s singles, to secure qualification for the upcoming Paris Olympics. These quota places will incorporate the Continental Representation Places, ensuring a minimum of two athletes from each of the five BWF Continental Confederations in each singles event. To qualify through this route, athletes need to be ranked within the top 250 (1-250) in the BWF Race to Paris Ranking list as of 30 April 2024.

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Qualification pathway for doubles events

Through the BWF “Race to Paris Ranking Lists” as of 30 April 2024, a collective total of 48 pairs will earn qualification for the Olympic doubles events: 16 pairs each for the men, women, and mixed doubles. Within these events, there will be representation from each of the five BWF Continental Confederations, ensuring at least one pair from each continent in every doubles event.

What is the badminton qualification pathway to Paris 2024?

The ‘Race to Paris Ranking Lists’ of 30 April 2024 will be used to allocate the athletes’ quota places in men’s and women’s singles, and men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles. Each list will be based on results achieved during the period 1 May 2023 to 28 April 2024. Participation in any of the following events will count towards the respective ‘Race to Paris Ranking Lists’ during the qualification period:

  • Thomas & Uber Cup
  • Sudirman Cup
  • World Championships
  • Grade 2 BWF tour tournaments Levels 1 to 6
  • Grade 3 BWF Continental tour tournaments – International Challenge, International Series & Future Series
  • Continental Championships (individual and team)
  • Continental Multi sports games – Pan American Games, European Games, and African Games (if sanctioned during the qualification period).
  • Any other international event sanctioned by BWF and included in advance and with BWF approval as being part of the World Ranking List

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