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:
ONE SPORT, ONE TEAM
Badminton has been part of the Special Olympics World Summer Games since 1995 and will be included in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Summer Games sports program, which puts the sport in an exciting time to educate and unite communities and improve quality of lives through sport.
WHAT IS PARALYMPIC SPORT?
In Para badminton, athletes are classified into “Sport Classes” to ensure fairness in competition. In Para badminton there are six Sport Classes. Every athlete is classified into one of the six Sport Classes before they can compete at an international level. This ensures that athletes compete in groups which consider how their physical impairment affects their performance as a badminton player.
PARA BADMINTON CLASSIFICATION
In Para badminton, the classification process involves a medical examination and some badminton activities to show the classifiers what badminton movements and shots are easy or more difficult for the athlete. The Minimal Impairment Criteria for each of the Sport Classes is described in the BWF Classification Regulations. There are also opportunities to get involved in badminton’s classification program.
Classification WH 1
Classification WH 2
Classification SL 3
Classification SL 4
Classification SU 5
Classification SH 6
PARA BADMINTON DOCUMENTATION
You'll find forms for classification processes, player consent and medical forms:
PARA BADMINTON PATHWAY
The pathway for people with a disability in Badminton in Australia is see below
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