Para-badminton is played in many countries and will now feature in the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
Badminton WA are actively promoting the sport, and seeking persons who have various disabilities to play on both social and competitive basis. It is great fun and for those with a strong desire to succeed there is now the opportunity to compete for Australia and to aim for the biggest sporting event in the world in 2020.
Para badminton Sport Classes / Events
As in badminton, Para badminton athletes compete in men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles and mixed doubles.
Athletes are classified into “Sport Classes” to ensure fairness in competition. In Para badminton there are six Sport Classes:
|Players in this class requires a wheelchair to play badminton. Players in this Sport Class usually have impairment in both lower limbs and trunk function.|
|A player in this class could have impairment in one or both lower limbs and minimal or no impairment of the trunk.|
|In this class a player must play standing. The player could have impairment in one or both lower limbs and poor walking/running balance.|
|A second standing class where the player has a lesser impairment compared to Sport Class SL 3. The player could have impairment in one or both lower limbs and minimal impairment in walking/running balance.|
|The player in this class has impairment of the upper limbs.|
|These are players who have a short stature due to a genetic condition often referred to as “dwarfism”.|
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