PREMIUMAll England kick offs with intensified battle for Tokyo spots

first_imgGoogle Linkedin COVID-19 or not, the oldest badminton tournament, the All England, will kick off on Wednesday, and players will be keen to secure Olympic points before qualifiers for Tokyo 2020 end next month.Indonesia’s mixed doubles pair of Hafiz Faizal and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja is on a mission to gain as many points as possible, especially because some other tournaments prior to the Birmingham tournament, like the German Open, were cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak.Hafiz and Gloria currently sit in 8th place in the Race to Tokyo ranking. Their position is not safe yet, as their lead in points over other pairs, such as Malaysia’s Goh Soon Huat and Shevon Jemie Lai and Hong Kong’s Tang Yung Man and Tse Ying Suet, is narrowing.Indonesian mixed doubles coach Richard Mainaky explained where the bar was for Hafiz and Gloria at the All England to keep their Olymp… Log in with your social account Forgot Password ? all-england Hendra-Setiawan-Mohammad-Ahsan Hafiz-Faizal-Gloria-Emanuelle-Widjaja badminton Tokyo-Olympics COVID-19 LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Topics : Facebooklast_img

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