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World Ranking 8th Ahn Se-young confirmed for Tokyo

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Ahn Se-young cheers after beating gold medal Carolina Marin at the Rio Olympics at the BWF World Tour Finals in February. /AFP=Yonhap News

The list of badminton teams participating in the Tokyo Olympics has been confirmed.

The World Badminton Federation (BWF) announced on the 9th that 172 athletes in the badminton event at the Tokyo Olympic Games have qualified for the final.

10 Korean players were included.

The future of women’s singles Ahn Se-young (19, Samsung Life Insurance) won a ticket to Tokyo by placing 8th in the Olympic qualification (Race to Tokyo) ranking.

Kim Ga-eun (23, Samsung Life Insurance), 16th in the women’s singles Olympic qualification ranking, and Heo Kwang-hee (26, Samsung Life Insurance), 31st in the men’s singles ranking, will also be on the Olympic stage.

The event with the brightest prospects for medals is women’s doubles.

Lee So-hee and Shin Seung-chan (27, Incheon International Airport) and Kim So-young (29, Incheon International Airport)-Gong Hee-yong (25, Jeonbuk Bank) got tickets to Tokyo with 4th and 5th place in the qualification rankings.

Men’s doubles Choi Sol-gyu (26, Yonex) and Seo Seung-jae (24, Samsung Life Insurance) were included in the list as 8th in the Olympic race rankings.

Seungjae Seo and Yoojung Chae (26, Incheon International Airport), who placed 6th in the mixed doubles Olympic race, will also challenge for a medal. /yunhap news

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