Tokyo 2020: Possible participant lists published

Since the last two tournaments in Malaysia and Singapore were cancelled due to the Corona pandemic, the presumed participants are now basically fixed.
However, their participation still has to be confirmed by the respective national sports federation and the National Olympic Committees (NOC). Multiple Swiss champion Sabrina Jaquet is ranked 26th on the "Road to Tokyo" qualification list and would thus be the only Swiss badminton player at the Olympic badminton tournament, as she was in 2012 and 2016.

BWF Olympic Ranking

Durch die Absage der letzten beiden Turnier in Malaysia und in Singapore wurden einige Top-Stars um ihre Qualifikationschancen gebracht. Zum Beispiel Saina Nehwal aus Indien. Sie belegt Rang 22 auf der Rangliste «Road to Tokyo». Da pro Nation aber nur zwei SpielerInnen/Paare an den Start gehen dürfen, wenn beide unter den Top 16 im Einzel bzw. Top 8 im Doppel sind, darf die ehemalige Weltranglistenerste nicht nach Tokyo, da ihre Landsfrau Sindhu Pursala Rang sieben belegt.

Japan's Sayaka Takahashi has been hit very hard. She is 11th on the ranking list - but unfortunately, with Nozomi Okuhara (3rd) and Akane Yamaguchi (5th), two other Japanese players are ahead of her on the ranking list and qualified for Tokyo. In this case, the Japanese Badminton Federation has the final say and can decide which player to propose to the NOC for nomination.