Qualification was done entirely through the ranking list.
The rounded rubber cork is between.
Asia is the clear top continent for badminton.
Sonoda and Kamura made the best use of their characteristics, such as scoring points from a rally at a low position near the net against tall German players, with 21 to 13 in the first game and 21 to 8 in the second game.
Nations with at least two pairs in the top 8 were able to send a maximum of 2 pairs 4 players ; all other nations were limited to a single pair.
The serve is from the left-hand service court to the left-hand return court when the server has an odd number of points.