Nguyễn Thùy Linh's Olympic Seed in Jeopardy after Spain Masters 2024


Sun Mar 31 2024

Nguyễn Thùy Linh
Olympic Paris 2024
Spain Masters 2024
Women's Singles

Nguyễn Thùy Linh's bid for seeding at the Olympic Paris 2024 faces uncertainty after her performance at the Spain Masters 2024. With 2,750 ranking points earned, she climbs to 14th place, edging closer to a coveted seed for the women's singles badminton event in Paris.

The battle for seeding intensifies as the Vietnamese badminton sensation faces stiff competition from Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour, currently holding the 16th seed for the Paris Olympics. However, Gilmour's challenge dwindles after being ousted in the round of 16 at the Spain Masters 2024 by Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon.

Despite her valiant efforts, Nguyễn Thùy Linh falls short in seizing the opportunity to surpass Singapore's Yeo Jia Min, the 13th seed for the Olympic event. Matched against Indonesia's Ester Nurumi Tri Wardoyo, who previously defeated her at the Swiss Open 2024, Nguyễn Thùy Linh succumbs to a 12-21, 15-21 defeat.

In the first game, Nguyễn Thùy Linh struggles as her opponent swiftly takes a commanding lead, leaving her unable to catch up. Wardoyo's momentum continues after the break, securing a decisive victory. Despite a better start in the second game, the Indonesian athlete rallies to claim a series of points, ultimately avenging her prior loss to Nguyễn Thùy Linh.

As Nguyễn Thùy Linh's Olympic seed hangs in the balance following the Spain Masters 2024, her journey towards Paris 2024 becomes fraught with challenges. The badminton world awaits the unfolding drama of rankings and rivalries as the road to the Olympics grows increasingly competitive.