Ekiring for Swiss and Polish tournaments in quest for Olympic slot

Currently out of the top 100 Badminton players in the round, Edwin Ekiring has registered for two Olympic qualifying tournaments in Switzerland and Poland.

Ekiring is Africa’s top seed currently and any semi-final finish in those two tournaments will see him back in the top 100 where he needs to be until April 31.

“I registered some bad performances last year and early this year the reason am out of the qualifying bracket now,” Ekiring said.

“It won’t be easy to get back but I have to give it my all in am to be at the Olympics in the summer,” he added.

Ekiring is currently in Holland under the Olympic Solidarity scholarship has also asked his mangers to enter him in the Haiti International but will at the moment only settle for the Polish and Swiss Open this month.

He is currently ranked 102 in the world with Jacob Malieka the other African behind him in 128th position.

Malieka beat Ekiring to the All Africa Games gold medal. If Ekiring fails to get back in the top 100 he will be able to qualify for the Olympics as Africa’s top seed.

Senior staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering volleyball, football and badminton

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