Nhat Nguyen has been officially selected to represent Team Ireland in the badminton men's singles at the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer.

Nguyen, who turns 21 years of age today, will be one of the youngest members of Team Ireland, and has consistently performed throughout the qualification period to book his spot by finishing 26th in the final rankings, with 44 players competing in the event.

The badminton events take place in the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, with the men’s singles occurring from the 24 July to the finals on the 2 August.

This is Nguyen’s first Olympic Games, but the Olympic Solidarity Scholarship holder competed strongly in the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires in 2018, soon after he won a bronze medal in the European Junior Championships in 2018.

In 2019 he made a smooth transition into the senior ranks, competing in the European Games in Minsk.

Speaking about his selection Nguyen said: "I am delighted to be officially qualified for my first Olympics.

"Competing at the Olympics is goal I have set from a young age. I am looking forward to being part of Team Ireland and representing my country at Tokyo.

"Qualification was the first goal and now my goal is to be ready to deliver my best ever performance."