Star shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, who missed the prospect of qualifying for upcoming Tokyo Olympics, wants Badminton World Federation (BWF) to look into the matter as soon as extra after which take a choice on the equivalent. BWF on Friday confirmed that no further tournaments will probably be carried out contained within the qualifying window and consequently not solely Kidambi nevertheless Saina Nehwal too missed the bus for the Tokyo Olympics.
Earlier this month, Singapore Open was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Singapore Open 2021 is a Tremendous 500 event on the BWF World Tour and was the ultimate match offering Race to Tokyo ranking elements contained within the Olympic qualifying window. The Indian shuttler expressed disappointment and asserted that if the governing physique may rethink the choice it could help few avid gamers who’ve been making an attempt for Tokyo Olympics.
“See there may be nothing a lot that you simply and I may have performed, issues within the final couple of months went uncontrolled. However BWF can look into this matter and doubtless take a choice which is able to assist each participant as five-six tournaments had been cancelled,” Kidambi knowledgeable ANI.
“And if all of them may have occurred there was an excellent probability of me qualifying for the Olympics. Tournaments had been cancelled and gamers misplaced the prospect of qualifying so I believe BWF ought to look into this matter and decide,” he added.
Kidambi pointed how points ran out of the fingers of the avid gamers amid the coronavirus pandemic. He highlighted how the state of affairs was close to common in December ultimate yr and he featured in tournaments.
“Gamers who’ve certified already I believe are very motivated and people who missed out are disillusioned and are feeling unhealthy about it,” he talked about.
“None of us actually knew what is going to occur. Final yr in March the primary lockdown occurred however when you see, in December 2020 issues had been actually regular and I performed a event in January and in March however instantly after that issues began getting worse and every little thing received cancelled,” Kidambi added.
Having represented India throughout the 2016 Olympics, Kidambi’s goal was to win a medal in Tokyo 2020.
“I’ve been there in 2016 Olympic so it was my dream for 2020, my objective was to get a medal. I’m actually disillusioned not with the ability to be there within the 2020 Olympics as of now,” he talked about.
“But when BWF can consider making new guidelines, it’s going to assist the gamers who had been on the verge of qualification. It isn’t the tip for me, I’ll hold working laborious and I’ll attempt to do the very best in future tournaments,” he added.
In accordance with BWF, whereas the qualification interval formally closes on June 15, as per the Revised Tokyo 2020 qualification system, the current Race To Tokyo rankings report received’t change.