Indonesian mixed doubles pair Hafiz Faizal and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja will not be able to participate in the Tokyo Olympics after they fell out of the qualification race in a rather unfair way.

Head coach Rionny Mainaky confirmed yesterday they would not be pursuing the issue any further.

Mainaky said, “At first we wanted to send a letter (to BWF) because several important tournaments were cancelled. But after consulting with Rudy (Bambang Roedyanto, Head of Foreign Relations PBSI), he did not recommend it.”

“Rudy also said that this is not the fault of BWF or BAC, this is purely because of the situation and condition of the Covid-19 pandemic which has made everything uncertain. So I think we all have to accept this decision,” he added.