TAIPEI (The China Post) — Badminton Queen Tai Tzu-ying is about to turn 25 years old on June 20. On June 18, Tai Tzu Ying will have officially held the top spot for 132 weeks and is continuing to shatter records, having accumulated 96,225 points in the process. In the month of June, she will be preparing and training at the National Sports Training Center in Kaohsiung. She will make a return on July 16 at the Indonesian Open. At the Indonesian Open last year, she was victorious after beating Olympic Champion Chen Yufei.
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) will release the updated rankings on June 18, but Tai Tzu-ying having not attended any competitions in June will continue to hold the top spot followed by Chen Yufei (China), Nozomi Okuhara (Japan), Akane Yamaguchi (Japan) and P.V. Sindu (India).
However, the Olympic qualification period has started, and every competition matters greatly for qualification. Tai Tzu-ying having only played the Sudirman Cup since the period started only has 10075 points, coming in at the eight spots behind Olympic Champion Chen Yufei and Nozomi Okuhara. Many players have already earned Olympic points by competing in the recent Australian Open. ●