BWF PRESS RELEASE on Thursday 5 May, 2016



Badminton’s much-awaited world rankings, following the end of the Olympic Qualification Period on 1 May, have been published.

Today’s (5 May 2016) Race to Rio rankings indicate the possible qualifiers for the Rio Olympics. However, the lists are provisional as several criteria have to be fulfilled, including the acceptance of National Olympic Committees (NOCs) of their quota places and the allocation of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Tripartite Commission Invitation Places. The final list of qualifiers will be published immediately after the deadline of 18 July 2016.

The final surge to qualify for the Rio Olympics saw some dramatic moments at the continental championships of Asia, Europe and Oceania last week, with some players managing to stake a claim for the Olympics thanks to inspired performances at the last qualifying event for Rio in their respective continents.

The full rankings can be found on the BWF website: