In order to qualify for the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024, the Northern Marianas will host two Badminton World Federation competitions.
The Saipan International 2023 is scheduled for June 13–18, while the Northern Marianas Open 2023 is scheduled for June 6–11. It is a big milestone for the sport in the Pacific, according to Julie Carrel, CEO of Badminton Oceania.
This is a tremendous milestone for our Pacific area, and it is thrilling to witness the realization of one of our long-term goals, which was to organize an international event in the region outside of Australia or New Zealand.
It is a remarkable legacy accomplishment to hold two back-to-back competitions in little than a year after hosting the Pacific Mini Games.
It also serves as a tribute to the Northern Marianas Badminton Association’s highly motivated and organized crew, which has provided several avenues for the sport to spread throughout the nation.
This will create momentum for other milestones, according to Merlie Tolentino, president of the Northern Marianas Badminton Association (NMBA).
The NMBA is extremely driven to build on this momentum and achieve additional victories for NMI badminton after we created history in June of this year by hosting the Pacific Mini Games and earning the NMI’s first medal in a regional tournament.
We are now looking forward to achieving further milestones because two BWF-sanctioned events are planned to take place on our island in 2019. A total of nine sports were featured in the multi-sport schedule for the 2022 Pacific Mini Games, which were held in the CNMI.
While a network of local staff members improved their event management, administrative, umpiring, and line judging skills, two NMI athletes, Janelle Pangilinan and Jenine Savellano, earned a historic first medal in the Pacific Games.
Race to Paris rating lists from 30 April 2024 will be used to compile the initial list of qualifiers for the qualification period, which runs from April 1 through April 28, 2024.
Badminton’s overall quota is still 172 spots (86 men and 86 women), which also includes 166 spots for the normal quota as well as 166 spots for the host country, and four spots for universality.
There is a maximum quota of eight spots for men and women in each National Olympic Committee (NOC). The initial list of qualifiers will be determined by the Race to Paris rating lists, and qualification will last until April 2024.
Badminton’s overall quota is still 172 spots (86 men and 86 women), which also includes 166 spots for the normal quota as well as 166 spots for the host country, and four spots for universality. The maximum quota for men and women on each National Olympic Committee is eight spots apiece.